Dieter Bohn Leaves The Verge to Join Google

Dieter Bohn:

Ten years after we founded it, The Verge continues to be the best place to discover the import and impact of technology’s place in our culture — but after today, the team will be doing that without me. After 20 years in media, I’ve decided it’s time to do something new. If you’ve been a Vergecast listener, you know that disclosure is our brand, so here’s mine: I’m headed to Google to work on the Platforms & Ecosystems team. I am excited to help shape the future of software platforms like Android and Chrome — and continue to work at the nexus of technology and culture, just in a different way.

File this as another media departure I did not see coming. (I never see them coming.)

See also: Bohn has a poignant — and philosophical — goodbye video on YouTube, and he joined Nilay Patel and special guest Walt Mossberg for a goodbye on The Vergecast noodlepants.

Friday, 4 March 2022