Bradley Horowitz

Bradley Horowitz

Bradley oversees Google’s communications products and social applications including Google Talk, GrandCentral, Blogger and Picasa. Before joining ... More »Bradley oversees Google’s communications products and social applications including Google Talk, GrandCentral, Blogger and Picasa. Before joining Google, Bradley led Yahoo’s advanced development division, which developed new products such as Yahoo! Pipes, and drove the acquisition of products such as Flickr and MyBlogLog. Bradley Horowitz is the former vice president of Yahoo’s product strategy group. He led Yahoo’s efforts in building innovative products and technologies across the company. Horowitz drove innovation and leveraged Yahoo’s platform to deliver compelling Yahoo products and services to a community of 500 million users. In addition, he was responsible for the company’s initiative to open up its platform which included overseeing the Yahoo Developer Network (YDN). Prior to that, he managed a portfolio of products for Yahoo including media search, desktop search and the Yahoo Toolbar. Prior to joining Yahoo, Horowitz served as both the chief technical officer and the vice president of engineering for the Virage division of Autonomy, where he was responsible for the technical delivery of five major product lines. Prior to Autonomy, he founded Virage, the company widely recognized as the market creator and leader for advanced media indexing and analysis. Horowitz helped grow the company from “a garage startup” through its NASDAQ IPO. Horowitz was a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. While at the Media Lab, he worked on a number of topics related to computer vision, graphics and image processing, which resulted in a patented new technique for the recovery of structure, motion and camera parameters from video sequences. Horowitz holds an MS in Media Science from MIT and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Google+ to allow teens to log in

“With Google+, we want to help teens build meaningful connections online,” Bradley Horowitz, a Google vice president, wrote in a blog post. The decision to lower its minimum age to 13 was triggered by demand from adolescent users, the firm said. Lawmakers on Thursday began to question ...

Google swerves, allows nicknames on Google+

"Today we're pleased to be launching features that will address and remedy the majority of these issues," Bradley Horowitz, a vice president for product development at Google, wrote Tuesday on his profile on the site. "To be clear -- our work here isn't done, but I'm really pleased to be ...

Google+ Allows Pseudonyms, But Only If They’re “Established”

... where he won awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for breaking news coverage and writing.... → Learn More Google’s Bradley Horowitz just announced that as part of a more “inclusive” naming policy, Google+ will now be allow people to employ pseudonyms as their user names...

Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms

Google VP of Product Bradley Horowitz acknowledged that “the stakes around this have always been very high” and called these changed an “important step in a long journey … We’re talking with our users around the expression of identity.” The change, which begins rolling out to users ...

TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon – Judges Announced

You can follow Josh on Twitter at: Bradley Horowitz VP Product, Google+ Bradley Horowitz is vice president of product for Google’s social products, including Google+. He has also led product for Google’s consumer application ...

Google+ welcomes teens to the social network

Google vice president of product Bradley Horowitz, a co-leader of the Google+ effort, announced the move in a post on the network, taking a swipe at competitor Facebook along the way, noting that teens have unsatisfactory networking options now. "Unfortunately, online sharing is still ...

Google+ Now Open To Teens 13 And Up

→ Learn More Google is opening up its social networking service Google+ to teens as of today, according to a post from Google’s VP, Product Management, Bradley Horowitz. The move puts the network in closer competition with Facebook, which also requires that individuals be at least 13 ...

Google+ Chief touts the only thing Google+ is beating Facebook on

Even the guy in charge of the product, Bradley Horowitz, made a joke to that effect onstage at Business Insider’s Ignition conference today. When the interviewer asked the audience how many had used the social network in the last two weeks, Horowitz jumped in with a sarcastic...

Google's Horowitz: Facebook is social network of the past

" Nicholas Carlson of Business Insider interviews Google's Bradley Horowitz. As Nicholas Carlson, the Business Insider editor interviewing Horowitz pointed out, Horowitz was essentially making an argument for Facebook to expand into search. Search has been a pretty hot ...

Google Says Facebook is 'Injecting a Monetization Agenda' Into Intimate Moments

Google VP for social Bradley Horowitz. Photo: The Next Web /Flickr After playing second fiddle to Facebook for a year and a half, Google’s “time is now,” says Google’s social VP, citing what he calls the “Like-gate” controversy and a growing distaste for Facebook’s advertising practices. ...

Google's Bradley Horowitz On Facebook Ads

Not so, said Bradley Horowitz, Google+'s VP of product, at our IGNITION conference today. In addition to touting Google+'s user stats (400 million registered users, including 100 million who visit the mobile app or website at least once a month), Horowitz took some time to slam ...

Flipboard becomes prominent Google+ partner

Google+ chief Bradley Horowitz shows off a version of the high-profile app that lets people see and publish posts on Google's social network. Also: "dramatic" Google+ user growth. Google+ leader shows off a Google+-enhanced version of the Flipboard app at the LeWeb conference in London. ...

Google’s secret weapon for social: your photos

One of the reasons photos are starting to play such a big role for Google+ is Bradley Horowitz, VP of product management for the social network. Horowitz studied image recognition at the MIT Media Lab and built a visual information retrieval company. He went on to work for Yahoo...

Google+ Is Allowing Nicknames, Pseudonyms, Aliases

"Since launch we've listened closely to community feedback on our names policy, as well as reviewed our own data regarding signup completion," said vice president of product at Google+, Bradley Horowitz. "The vast majority of users sail through our signup process--in fact, only about .1% ...

Google+ now open to teens, with a few security tweaks too

"Teens and young adults are the most active Internet users on the planet," said Bradley Horowitz, Google's vice president of products, in a post on his Google+ page. "And surprise, surprise: they're also human beings who enjoy spending time with friends and family. Put these two things ...

In a Switch, Google Plus Now Allows Pseudonyms

“We want to build a product that is for humanity at large, and we recognize people have many notions around identity and ways to represent themselves,” said Bradley Horowitz, a vice president of product who works on Google Plus. “We want to be as inclusive as possible while still ...

The Plus in Google Plus? It’s Mostly for Google

Bradley Horowitz, vice president for product management, says Google Plus lets users be themselves. Luke MacGregor/Reuters SAN FRANCISCO — Google Plus, the company’s social network, is like a ghost town. Want to see your old roommate’s baby or post your vacation status? Chances are...

BBC News Google+ relaxes real name policy to allow pseudonyms

The change of rules was confirmed on the account page of Google executive Bradley Horowitz. He noted that 0.1% of all applicants filed name appeals, and 20% of this number wanted to use a pseudonym or other unconventional name. Mr Horowitz said that users wanting to take advantage ...

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