During nearly four years at Google, Grusd helped build out the company's highly profitable ad business. He also headed up Google's New York legal team and the legal team responsible for Google ads, which included Adwords, Doubleclick and the monetization of YouTube. In 2009, Tim Armstrong recruited Grusd to work at AOL, where eventually served as Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, basically overseeing strategic partnerships for the company. Now at Spotify, he's helping the popular music streaming startup grow, handling deals and raising funds.
PC makers aren't just losing to Apple. They're struggling on multiple fronts -- and things look gloomy going forward.