WSJ: Google breaks up maps and commerce unit, Jeff Huber moves to Google X

WSJ Google splits up maps and commerce unit, Jeff Huber moves to Google XIt looks like the shakeups at Google this week aren’t over yet. Following Andy Rubin’s departure from the Android team and some “spring cleaning” that stuck a fork in Google Reader, The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that the company is breaking up its mapping and commerce unit. According to the paper, maps will now be a part of Google’s search unit, while commerce will fall under the advertising group. What’s more, the WSJ also reports that the head of that soon-to-be-former unit, Jeff Huber, will be moving to Google X, the lab responsible for projects like Glass and Google’s self-driving car.

Update: Jeff Huber has now posted a brief statement on both Google+ and Twitter. He says, “finishing up my first decade at Google, and excited to return to my startup roots and begin the next one at Google X!”

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