Vic Gundotra

  • Google+ Redesigns Its Stream To Include Multi-Column Google Now-Esque Cards, Auto-Hashtags And More

    Google+ Redesigns Its Stream To Include Multi-Column Google Now-Esque Cards, Auto-Hashtags And More

    Google+, the social layer that Google introduced almost two years ago, has evolved quite a bit since its launch. Today, the company announced a complete redesign, taking cues from the mobile experience that has drawn positive feedback from those who don’t even use the service. In total, Google has launched 41 new features for Google+, including a completely revamped Photo product… Read More

  • Google+ Didn’t Stop With 18 New Features, Updates iOS App With Photo Album Swipes, Conversation Cards And More

    Google+ Didn’t Stop With 18 New Features, Updates iOS App With Photo Album Swipes, Conversation Cards And More

    Well, Google+ is playing coy at the end of the year, aren’t they? Today, Google launched a year-end “blow-out” of features for users of its social layer. Eighteen new features. But they’ve completely blown up its iOS app. The earlier features were nice enhancements to all of its core functionality, making Google+ a cooler place to say, rather than dip your toes in once in… Read More

  • Google Bought Something, Announced Some Google+ Numbers, And You Probably Aren’t Impressed

    Google Bought Something, Announced Some Google+ Numbers, And You Probably Aren’t Impressed

    “Google+ is a ghost town” – Everyone. “Google+ putting hold on acquisitions” – Us. “Blah blah blah blah” – Everyone else. These are all things that people have been saying since Google+ launched last year. Some of these thoughts and feelings are based solely on what people can wrap their heads around, and that Google must be trying to… Read More

  • Keen On with Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz

    Keen On: Why Google Is Now A Social Company (TCTV)

    It was a first. Yesterday, we were fortunate to welcome Google’s two principle architects of Google+, Vic Gundotra (VP Social) and Bradley Horowitz (VP Product), to the TechcrunchTV studio in San Francisco for an extended interview about what they call their “project”. So what is Google+? As Gundotra told me yesterday, it is an attempt to “understand people” and… Read More

  • Ask Your Question To The Googlers Behind The Google+ Project

    Ask Your Question To The Googlers Behind The Google+ Project

    Now is your chance to get your question asked directly to the two Googlers who run the Google+ project. Product VP Bradley Horowitz and Senior VP of Social Vic Gundotra will be in our TCTV studios for an interview tomorrow on Andrew Keen’s show “Keen On“. Add your questions in the comments below or on Google+. We’ll pick the best ones and use them in the… Read More

  • To Figure Out Google's Priorities, Just Look At Team Larry

    To Figure Out Google's Priorities, Just Look At Team Larry

    When Larry Page accepted the resignation of senior VP of product Jonathan Rosenberg on Monday, that was just beginning of a shakeup in the top ranks of Google. Page is ending his first week back as CEO by naming the senior team who each will run a different part of Google and report directly to him. If you want to know what Page’s priorities will be for Google, just look at this team… Read More

  • Look Vic Gundotra, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Can Also Tweet Cryptically!

    Look Vic Gundotra, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Can Also Tweet Cryptically!

    Google VP Vic Gundotra raised some eyebrows with his apparently ‘brilliant’ tweet commenting on the Nokia / Microsoft partnership that was announced this morning. #feb11 “Two turkeys do not make an Eagle”, the man tweeted. Yes, well, Gundotra, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop says two bicycle makers from Dayton, Ohio, one day decided to fly. Read More

  • The Many Brilliant Layers Of Vic Gundotra's Nokia-Exposing, Microsoft-Bashing Tweet

    The Many Brilliant Layers Of Vic Gundotra's Nokia-Exposing, Microsoft-Bashing Tweet

    You have to love Twitter and you have to love Vic Gundotra. This morning, the Google Vice President decided he was going to have some fun on Twitter. “#feb11 “Two turkeys do not make an Eagle”.,” he tweeted. To anyone outside of the tech space, that sounds like gibberish. Hell, even to many of those in the tech space, that seems like a completely random thing to say. Read More

  • Google's Gundotra Goes After Apple: The Video

    Google's Gundotra Goes After Apple: The Video

    At Thursday’s Google I/O keynote, VP of engineering Vic Gundotra repeatedly ripped into Apple, and he did it right off the bat. The video after the jump, which just came out, shows the first ten minutes of his keynote where he discusses why the world needs Android. But that is not the interesting part. The interesting part is where he goes after Apple in a not too subtle way. He… Read More

  • "The Cloud Is The New Dotcom" (Video Highlights)

    On Friday, during our cloud computing event, Whose Cloud Is It Anyway?, Charles River Ventures partner George Zachary noted, “The cloud is the new dotcom.” He was one of the judges for the demo startups, and for good or for bad, he might be right. Cloud computing as a term is broad enough to encompass most internet startups and already is in danger of being latched onto as the… Read More