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Google Search Boss Mayer to Head Up Location

How serious is Google about the possibilities of location-based services? Serious enough, evidently, to install Marissa Mayer as the head of that division.

Mayer, who joined the company in 1999 and has become one of its most visible executives, is moving from the top spot at the core search division to head up Google's geo-local group. Datamation has the story.


Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search and user experience, and one of the most visible members of the company, is taking a new position, moving to head up the search giant's local and location-based services, InternetNews.com has confirmed.

"Marissa is moving over to an exciting new role covering geo/local, which is crucial to our users and the future of Google," a company spokesperson said in an email.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Google Moves Top Exec Mayer to Focus on Location