Google+产品主管Vic Gundotra

Google+产品主管Vic Gundotra

据凤凰科技4月25日早间消息,谷歌社交网络Google+产品主管、谷歌高级副总裁Vic Gundotra(维克·刚多塔)24日宣布辞职,维克·刚多塔是在他的Google+个人主页上宣布这个决定的。

刚多塔已为谷歌供职8年,周四他在Google+上宣布了这一决定,并未给出原因和未来去向。但是有报道称,刚多塔家族的一起突来死亡事件,让他重新考虑了生活的重心。

“我们为工作倾注了心血,它也成为了我们热爱和珍惜的事业,”刚多塔称,“但是当我们走向下一步的时候,即便我们今天着手解决的挑战也终将变得‘次要’。”

谷歌CEO拉里·佩奇(Larry Page)对刚多塔一手创建谷歌社交网络所付出的努力表示赞扬。“很少人有这样的勇气和能力创建像Google+这样的业务。”佩奇称。他表示,谷歌将继续为Google+开发新的功能。

Google+是谷歌为了在快速增长的社交网络市场追赶Facebook而推出的产品。但是它难以匹敌Facebook,该社交网络巨头的用户量达到12.8亿。刚多塔在去年10月表示,每月访问Google+网页的用户量为3亿。

以下信息来自Vic Gundotra在Google+上的个人主页:

Last month, my wife’s uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story.

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary “How are you” or “What’s going on”, her dad always opened the conversation with “And then?” Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more “and thens”. I cried.

Since then I’ve thought a lot about how similar this is to our life’s endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become “and thens” as we move on to the next.

Today I’m announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I’m overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry’s encouragement and support.

I’m also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn’t tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I’ve met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don’t even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn’t exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget.

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An “and then”. I am excited about what’s next. But this isn’t the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then….