In a tweet, Wojcicki said she sent an email to YouTube employees announcing her plans to step back from her role as head of YouTube to start a new chapter focused on her family, health and personal projects she is passionate about. She will be succeeded by Neal Mohan, who is chief product officer at YouTube, a division of Alphabet.
Susan Wojcicki has had a dreadful start to 2019. BuzzFeed reported that her company was running advertisements alongside anti-vaccine content; there was a nationwide panic over the platform abetting child suicide; and a viral video showed how pedophiles were flourishing on the site. And then there was the bestiality.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apparently had a lot to crow about at her appearance Thursday at the VidCon confab for online video fans and creators. She disclosed to the Anaheim gathering that YouTube now logs 1.5 billion viewers a month. “That’s the equivalent of one in every five people around the world,” she said.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, said Tuesday that there’s no timetable for profitability at the company, and it’s actively investing in areas like virtual reality. Still, while the Alphabet subsidiary doesn’t release individual revenue numbers, some reports suggest it is in the billions.
In The Wall Street Journal, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki discusses the transformation of the online video service, which boasts more than one billion users but little to no profit. Traditional television, she says, is its biggest competitor. Journal subscribers can read the full story here.
Susan Wojcicki, one of the earliest Google employees who’s currently senior VP of ads and commerce, will become the next head of YouTube, the company has confirmed. Wojcicki, 45, is replacing Salar Kamangar, senior VP of YouTube and video.