The man behind Google+ exits

Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google + is set to exit from the company after almost eight years. Google+ first launched in 2011 as a social aspect of the Google and is currently one of the largest social networking sites, despite struggling against the likes of Twitter and Facebook.

According to BBC, Gundotra (pictured) will be replaced by David Besbris, who is currently vice-president of engineering on the network.

On a blog post Gundotra thanked Google CEO Larry Page for empowering him to start Google I/O and creating Google+.

“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,” he said.

Meanwhile Larry Page, CEO of Google also wished him the best of luck adding that in the meantime Google will continue working hard to build great new experiences for the increasing number of Google+ fans.

“You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great.  When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away.  And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google.  These were vintage Vic projects.  Then you built Google+ from nothing,” Page said.