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Meet Sundar Pichai: Google Products SVP

Fresh and interesting article posted on Re/code about Google's management significant reorganization. Sundar Pichai, an Indian businessman, who joined Google in 2004, will now
oversee Android, Chrome, Google Apps, search, research, maps, commerce, ads, infrastructure, and Google+. 

Happy reading!
"In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai, according to sources close to the situation. Google sent a memo to staff about the move this afternoon, explaining the changes.It’s a very big portfolio for one of Page’s senior product lieutenants and a fast-rising company executive. The highly respected Pichai will now have purview over research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure. And he will continue to keep his existing responsibility for Android, Chrome and Google Apps. The six executives in charge of newly added product areas, all of whom previously repor…

The Next Great Disruptive Technology Opportunity Or Threat? 3D Printing And The Future Of Complex Legal Challenges

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October 2014  By Thomas Dubuisson, LL.M [1] @tdubuisson - tom.dubuisson@gmail.com
INTRODUCTION

As it is common with disruptive technologies, the advent of 3D printing brought with it a variety of legal challenges, including intellectual property concerns. In 2014, the 3D printing technology is not futuristic sci-fi anymore. Goldman Sachs, in a recent Global Investment Research report entitled The Search for Creative Destruction[2], included 3D printing in a list of seven technologies that are reshaping the way we live and are reinventing, the notion of what’s possible [3].

There is not a day anymore when you don’t hear about this technology. Examples are legion, such as: Philips announced a collection of new 3D-printed lamp line [4]”; NASA customized spacecraft and instrument parts using 3D printing [5], New Balance is introducing a track-specific running shoe that uses 3-D printing to create a plate on the sole of the shoe that is supposed to enhance performance with every step [6], Micr…