Google continues spring cleaning, splitting maps and commerce divisions

Google splitting up maps and commerce divisions, moving former head to Google X unit.

| Mar 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm CDT

Google continues to shake things up as they have announced that they are splitting up their maps and commerce divisions into two separate businesses. Google confirmed that the current head of maps and commerce will be shifting over to Google's X unit, the division that is currently working on self-driving cars.

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"Jeff is an extraordinary executive," Google said in a statement. "He just finished his first decade at Google -- having worked on some of our most complicated issues like ads, apps, payments and geo -- and now he is eager to work in more of a start-up like environment."

The mapping division is moving under the search team. The commerce division will be absorbed by the advertising group. It's not clear what led to this change, but we could see even more integration between maps and searching now that they are part of the same team.

We wish Jeff Huber the best at his new position with Google X. I'm waiting for another moonshot.

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