Google, slow and clunky? Yes, but not the search engine. It’s the Google bureaucracy people are complaining about, including two recent high profile departures from its Australian office – Kate Vale and Lars Rasmussen. Vale, who has strong links with the travel industry, started Google’s Australian office in her lounge room; Rasmussen is a co-founder of what became Google Maps.
“I think Google has become more corporate over the years,” Vale told the Sydney Morning Herald. “When I started and when Lars started it was a much smaller company and it was a lot easier to get things done but companies change as they grow.” Rasmussen is heading to facebook and there’s speculation Vale will do the same. See full story.