Another sign that Google is growing up: the new head of advertising in the Americas (replacing Tim Armstrong, who is leaving to run AOL) is a rising star who first proved himself on the international circuit.

The career progression of Dennis Woodside is the sort of thing you’d expect to see in a far more established company. An American who started at HQ, Woodside was sent to Europe four years ago, first to establish new  sales operations in Eastern Europe and Dublin and later to head sales in the UK, Ireland and Benelux countries. Read more