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Google Reorg: Sundar Pichai Becomes Head of Products



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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 24: Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president in charge of Android and Chrome, speaks during a special event at Dogpatch Studios on July 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Google announced a new Asus Nexus 7 tablet. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Google has reorganized and its chief executive Larry Page is making Sundar Pichai head of Google products.

    Pichai already has a lot of responsibilities, including managing Chrome, Android and Google Apps, which he will continue to run, according to the Re/Code. Pichai will also have to oversee such things as Google's  research, search, maps, Google+  and commerce. Apparently Page is tired of overseeing the day-to-day minutiae and reports, and he wants someone else -- Pichai -- to handle that.
    The reorganization leaves out YouTube, with its chief Susan Wojcicki reporting directly to Page. 
    It seems as if Page is promoting a loyal lieutenant to manage Google while he focuses on "big picture" things, according to the Re/Code. What that is exactly isn't clear, especially since founder Sergey Brin seems to be spending most of his time at Google's secret lab, Google X.