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Susan Wojcicki is now CEO of YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Feb 2014 19:34 User comments (6)

Susan Wojcicki is now CEO of YouTube Google has confirmed that one of its first employees, Susan Wojcicki, will be named CEO of YouTube.
Wojcicki will replace Salar Kamanger, who will leave YouTube but remain within Google.

Google CEO Larry Page praised the exiting CEO, thanking him "and the whole YouTube team (for having) built something amazing." Additionally, "like Salar, Susan has a healthy disregard for the impossible and is excited about improving YouTube in ways that people will love."

Wojcicki is Google's 16th employee and the company was even headquartered out of her garage for some time before hitting the big time. Her current position was SVP of advertising, one of the top positions in the company.

There have been reports that Wojcicki had been offered CEO positions at other tech companies and startups, but Larry Page was terrified to lose her so named her CEO of one of Google's largest subsidiaries. This may cause some internal strife, however, as YouTube VP of product Shishir Mehrotra has been essentially running the team while Kamanger winds down.

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6 user comments

16.2.2014 19:53

WOW THATS A GREAT NEWS, ON THIS OCASSION I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE

26.2.2014 20:29

knockoff the caps lock as per forum rules as we are not deaf.

37.2.2014 14:13

Now if she can just get rid of that horrible connection between Google+ and Youtube, she will have done a huge service to us.

48.2.2014 0:27

Originally posted by raunchynm:
Now if she can just get rid of that horrible connection between Google+ and Youtube, she will have done a huge service to us.
Yeah that sucks eh! But one good thing did come of it I am on youtube about 30% of what i used to be !

And i believe that I am not the only one on there less and less each day !
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Feb 2014 @ 0:29

Good Luck and Take Care

58.2.2014 5:56

Originally posted by justchuck69:
Originally posted by raunchynm:
Now if she can just get rid of that horrible connection between Google+ and Youtube, she will have done a huge service to us.
Yeah that sucks eh! But one good thing did come of it I am on youtube about 30% of what i used to be !

And i believe that I am not the only one on there less and less each day !
I'm with you on that. I rarely go to youtube anymore because it's such a pain to comment on videos. It's a shame too because I'm sure the posters of these videos appreciate the comments especially the thank yous

68.2.2014 15:57

Originally posted by raunchynm:
Now if she can just get rid of that horrible connection between Google+ and Youtube, she will have done a huge service to us.
Amen to that, amen to that!

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