9to5: Google Labs working on blockchain, ‘next-gen distributed computing’ with new group

9to5: Google Labs working on blockchain, ‘next-gen distributed computing’ with new group . “According to Bloomberg, this new group within Google Labs is focused on ‘blockchain and other next-gen distributed computing and data storage technologies.’ Shivakumar Venkataraman, an engineering vice president that has worked on advertising infrastructure and payments systems for over a decade, will be leading.”

TechCrunch: Google reorg moves AR, VR, Starline and Area 120 into new ‘Labs’ team

TechCrunch: Google reorg moves AR, VR, Starline and Area 120 into new ‘Labs’ team. “Google Labs is back, but this time around, it’s not a consumer-facing brand delivering a range of experimental products. Instead, it’s the internal name given to a new team at Google created under a reorganization that aims to gather the company’s many innovative projects and long-term bets under one roof. The new group will be led by Clay Bavor, a veteran Googler and VP whose most recent role has seen him leading the company’s forward-looking efforts in virtual and augmented reality, including its cutting-edge holographic videoconferencing project known as Project Starline.”