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Breaking News: Google CIO Douglas Merrill Quits Becomes President of EMI April 1, 2008

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Update: People within EMI are saying that they are lining up mainstream media exclusives for tomorrow either NY Times or WSJ and want to kill all blog coverage.

More brain drain at Google. Google CIO Douglas Merrill quits and becomes the president of EMI. I just confirmed from a source that Douglas Merrill sent out an email resigning from Google to join EMI as president. Word has it that he will be figuring out the next business models for EMI.

Douglas Merrill

Going to EMI is interesting in that the music industry is trying to become more relevant in their business models.

More as this develops. Here is Douglas Merrill talking about innovation at Google – now he’ll be at EMI trying to figure out innovation in an industry that needs innovation.

All Things D has the story. I like the quote that John P found…

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1. Wolfy - April 1, 2008

Is this for real or am I gonna find a rick astley video buried in there somewhere?

-M

2. Google CIO Search for ‘New Job’ Returns EMI Position | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD - April 1, 2008

[…] CIO Douglas Merrill has reportedly resigned from the company. He’ll join EMI as president. Details to follow … Print […]

3. Furrier.org - April 1, 2008

it’s confirmed in that he sent emails out to folks and confirm with sources in LA. Lets see if he can bring innovation to EMI who are stuck in quicksand with their business model…

I heard that he has had ambitions much higher than what Google offered

4. Another Google Exec Bails: VP Leaves To Head EMI Group - April 1, 2008

[…] departures: Google VP Engineering Douglas Merrill has resigned, a source says (and confirmed here), and will be joining UK and NY-based big music label EMI Group as […]

5. Google VP leaves — to help EMI, as it starts trying out free, ad-supported music » VentureBeat - April 2, 2008

[…] back on publishing. One of the company’s top engineering vice presidents, Douglas Merrill, is leaving for a new job at troubled music label […]

6. TechCrunch Japanese アーカイブ » またひとりGoogle幹部が離脱。VPがEMIグループ社長に - April 2, 2008

[…] またひとり、脱Google社員リストに加わった。情報筋によると、Googleのエンジニアリング VP Douglas Merrillが退社した(ここでも確認された)。退社後は英国のニューヨーク拠点の大物音楽レーベルであるEMIグループの社長に就任する。 […]

7. Broadband Developments » What Does a CIO Know About Music - April 2, 2008

[…] Google CIO Douglas Merrill is leaving Google to be the president of EMI.  We have now turned the corner where CIO skills are the new CEO.  Geek is the new business.  EMI needs help in their business model which in turn translate to technical business model. […]

8. PAID CONTENT | Industry Moves: EMI Appoints Google VP As New Digital President - MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - April 2, 2008

[…] digital unit, apparently in an attempt to add more digital mojo at the company. The news was first reported here and then confirmed by News.com. He will stay in California, even though EMI is based in London…he […]

9. SILICON ALLEY INSIDER | EMI Gets New Digital Boss From Google - MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - April 2, 2008

[…] Furrier got most of this one right: Google VP of Engineering Douglas Merrill is leaving Mountain View for…somewhere in California, […]

10. Sam - April 2, 2008

Really funny hoax :-)

11. Breaking News: Google CIO Douglas Merrill Quits Becomes President of EMI « Furrier.org - Business & Technology Blog at TweetLinked - April 2, 2008

[…] at Sex Pistols concert: "Maybe EMI will finally get their ‘do no evil’ on" http://furrier.org/2008/04/01/breaking-news-google-cio-douglas-merrill-quits-becomes-president-of-em… Filed under Uncategorized […]

12. likejazz.COM · Google CIO, EMI로 가다 - April 2, 2008

[…] CIO를 역임한 Douglas Merrill이 EMI 디지탈 유닛의 회장으로 자리를 옮겼다. 구글에서 혁신을 강조하던 그가 차세대 비지니스 모델 발굴을 통해 […]

13. test » Blog Archive » Breaking News: Google CIO Douglas Merrill Quits Becomes President of EMI « Furrier.org - Business & Technology Blog - April 2, 2008

[…] (reference) (more) Overheard at Sex Pistols concert: "Maybe EMI will finally get their ‘do no evil’ on" http://furrier.org/2008/04/01/breaking-news-google-cio-douglas-merrill-quits-becomes-president-of-em… […]

14. glen » Breaking News: Google CIO Douglas Merrill Quits Becomes President of EMI « Furrier.org - Business & Technology Blog - April 2, 2008

[…] (reference) (more) Overheard at Sex Pistols concert: "Maybe EMI will finally get their ‘do no evil’ on" http://furrier.org/2008/04/01/breaking-news-google-cio-douglas-merrill-quits-becomes-president-of-em… […]

15. EMI Group akan Dipimpin seorang Geek | Musikator | Blog Direktori Musik Indonesia - April 2, 2008

[…] sumber, EMI Group akan memberikan eksklusif Press Release secepatnya, dan masih memilih antara New York […]

16. Innovation at Google « This Confusing Consumer Tech World - April 2, 2008

[…] Embedded Video […]

17. Google’s CIO becomes EMI’s President « heute:pop:blog - April 2, 2008

[…] CIO becomes EMI’s President When I read this this morning I thought this is an April Fools joke but my friends at EMI just confirmed it: Douglas […]

18. Google Loses Another Exec: CIO Douglas Merrill Goes To EMI | Search Engine Studies - April 2, 2008

[…] is from John Furrier that Google Chief Information Officer Douglas Merrill is leaving the company to become president of […]

19. Is EMI actually going to do something interesting? « Media - what is it good for! - April 2, 2008

[…] 2, 2008 · No Comments It seemed like an April fools joke but apparently it’s true that EMI has hired Douglas Merrill, the CIO of Google. […]

20. Aπο τo Google για την EMI! | zero.gr - April 2, 2008

[…] αυτός ο ντόρος  παραπάνω για τον CIO του google  Douglas Merill, ο οποίος […]

21. Another Google Exec Bails: VP Leaves To Head EMI Group · ordaso.com - April 2, 2008

[…] departures: Google VP Engineering Douglas Merrill has resigned, a source says (and confirmed here), and will be joining UK and NY-based big music label EMI Group as President.Merrill joined Google […]

22. matthewbuckland.com » The Douglas Merrill defection from Google, and the South African connection - April 2, 2008

[…] you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.Thanks for visiting!Well, well, well. It turns out that Douglas Merrill, former Google CIO, is heading off to struggling record group, […]

23. EMI caça "crânio" do Google | Remixtures - April 3, 2008

[…] do Google e uma vez que a notícia foi divulgada a 1 de Abril, tendo ainda para mais partido de um blog pouco conhecido, muita gente pensou que se tratava de mais uma brincadeira de mau gosto do Dia das Mentiras que […]

24. Sinch.net » Blog Archive » Daily Link Dump for Apr 02 - April 3, 2008

[…] Google CIO Douglas Merrill Becomes President of EMI […]

25. CITP Online Symposium » Transparency is Clearly the Answer - April 8, 2008

[…] who I respect and with whom I have agreed a lot in the past, recently hired by Warner Bros Records. Another recent notable hire is that of Google’s former CIO Doug Merrill by the flailing EMI Records. My first question […]

26. amlistening - June 30, 2008

Nice video! Thanks for sharing.

27. Transparency is Clearly the Answer « The Highway Girl - July 22, 2008

[…] who I respect and with whom I have agreed a lot in the past, recently hired by Warner Bros Records. Another recent notable hire is that of Google’s former CIO Doug Merrill by the flailing EMI Records. My first question is, […]

28. music chart - October 8, 2008

Well.. why not make a change, seems like a new challenge

29. EMI Setting Up Their Own Digital Music Shop - October 10, 2008

[…] The leader behind EMI’s efforts for digital music downloads through their own service is Douglas Merrill.  Merill came to EMI as the President as the former CIO of Google. […]

30. Sava’s Place » Google CIO Douglas Merrill Quits Becomes President of EMI - March 26, 2009

[…] [ Furrier […]

31. Marge - April 24, 2009

Old news, but this was interesting at the time, read again

32. back pain products - June 18, 2010

From Google to EMI. He must be really good!

33. Saucyshits - January 12, 2011

Lucky whatsname!


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