Israeli computer scientist Udi Manber is making the move from Google as search executive to YouTube as Head of Search, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. YouTube, the leading video sharing site across the globe, is owned by Google.
Manber was chief scientist at Yahoo in 1998, and then moved on to Amazon, serving as CEO of A9.com and was “chief algorithms officer.” Manber joined Google in 2006 as vice president of engineering. While at Google, he developed Knol, a project involving user-generated informative articles on a variety of topics, mainly dealing with health and medical issues.
Google has not given specific information about the move of Manber to YouTube, but one thing is sure to result: radical innovation.