More changes afoot at Google+. TechCrunch has learned, and now confirmed with Google, that David Besbris has left his role as the head of the company’s social and identity product. He has been replaced by Bradley Horowitz, a longtime VP of product for Google+.
Besbris only took over Google+ less than a year ago, in April 2014, after Vic Gundotra — who had started and lead Google+ since its inception — left the company. It was only in October 2014 that Besbris, reclining in a pool of plastic bubbles (pretty ironic in retrospect), told Re/code that Google was in social and Google+ “for the long haul.”
Well, Google+ may not be completely disappearing, it does seem to be getting dismantled (as we reported it would).
Ahead of an appearance on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sundar Pichai — Google’s SVP of products — last week gave an interview to
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