slide被并购后CEO Max Levchin出任google工程副总裁
据inside facebook消息，美国社交游戏开发商Slide前CEO、PayPal联合创始人麦克斯·拉夫琴(Max Levchin)将出任谷歌工程副总裁。
拉夫琴和冈多特拉都将向谷歌运营高级副总裁乌尔斯·霍泽尔(Urs Holzle)汇报工作。另外一名谷歌工程副总裁布拉德利·霍洛维茨(Bradley Horowitz)将向谷歌产品管理高级副总裁乔纳森·罗森博格(Jonathan Rosenberg)汇报工作。
谷歌宣布收购Slide的当天，还展示了一款与Facebook竞争的产品。这款名为“Google Me”的社交产品尚处于开发初期，而且在不断变化之中，所以外界目前对这款产品的描述有可能会与最终产品大相径庭。业内人士认为，拉夫琴将会负责 Google Me的开发。
Max Levchin, who was the chief executive of Slide and a PayPal co-founder, has landed a new title at Google as a vice president of engineering, we’ve confirmed with the company. It’s the latest leadership adjustment since the search giant bought the social developer for a reported $182 million plus $46 million in retention bonuses.
The position makes Levchin equal in title to Vic Gundotra, who was said to have been leading the search giant’s social efforts and who has been taking a visible role in championing the company’s mobile products.
Both will report to senior vice president of operations Urs Holzle, who sits on the company’s all-powerful operating committee. That committee is the final arbiter on major product releases and is made up of several of Google’s earliest employees. Bradley Horowitz, a vice president of product management who has been said to be taking more of a leadership role on Google’s social products, reports to senior vice president of product management Jonathan Rosenberg.
Even though Levchin has scored a senior title, he will still have to prove himself as the company hasn’t historically been all that hospitable to outsiders who come in at a higher level. Levchin “will be working on social products with a variety of teams,” according to spokesperson Andrew Pederson.
On the day that Google bought Slide, it also demoed an earlier iteration of its forthcoming Facebook competitor to associate and more senior product managers. Called “Google Me,” that product is early-stage and is changing constantly, from what we’ve heard, so an accurate description of it today may be off-base compared to what is finally released. The earlier version, at least, amalgamated many of Google’s more social products. It is our understanding that Levchin is now leading the development of the latest iteration.（source：inside facebook/sina）