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Top Google Engineer Decamps for EMI Music

Engineering VP is the second senior exec to jump ship in two months

(Newser) - A top Google engineer has signed on to help guide EMI Music through a restructuring, in the wake of its acquisition by after private equity firm Terra Firma, reports the New York Times. Douglas Merrill, Google’s VP of engineering, will become president of digital at the world’s fourth-largest... More »

eBay Shuts Window on Google Ads

Auction site drops search giant's marketing tools after weeklong spat

(Newser) - Online auction powerhouse eBay broke a multi-million-dollar "keyword" advertising deal with Google, ostensibly after the search engine threw a party in Boston that crowded an eBay conference. But the boycott on search-driven spots also comes as Google's online payment feature Checkout elbows in on eBay-owned PayPal's territory. More »

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