|By Maureen O'Gara||
|March 18, 2013 08:00 AM EDT||
No sooner had Google CEO Larry Page said that Android chief Andy Rubin would stop running the unit he created and that Android would be joined to the Chrome operation under Chrome boss Sundar Pichai than the company quietly said it's breaking up its maps and commerce unit and that its head Jeff Huber is also stepping aside like Rubin.
Unlike Rubin, Huber has a destination.
He's moving to Google X, the cockamamie unit run by Google co-founder Sergey Brin that the Wall Street Journal says is working on Google Glass and self-driving cars.
Google Maps will become part of the company's search operation and commerce will go to its advertising people.