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Larry Page continues to shake up Google, splits up mapping and commerce unit

Published Mar 14th, 2013 11:34AM EDT
Google Shake Up Mapping Commerce

Google (GOOG) CEO Larry Page has decided to separate the company’s mapping and commerce units, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Both units were headed by senior vice president Jeff Huber, who will now step down from his position. The news comes only a day after Page revealed that Android boss Andy Rubin would also be stepping down from his position with the company, which opened the door for Chrome OS lead Sundar Pichai to head the lucrative mobile unit. Huber will now move to Google’s secretive X Lab to work with co-founder Sergey Brin. The mapping unit will become part of Google’s search team, while the commerce unit will merge into the advertising group.