The Truth About Andy Rubin And Google's Existential Crisis • Discoverology

The Truth About Andy Rubin And Google’s Existential Crisis

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20,000 former colleagues staged a walkout against Andy Rubin and other alleged sexual predation among senior management – Why did the man who won Google the smartphone wars get paid $90 million to leave?

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