Android creator Andy Rubin is leaving Google!

In a statement, Google’s CEO Larry Page thanked Rubin for his work. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Page said. “With Android he created something truly remarkable-with a billion plus happy users. Thank you.”

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RUBIN’S BEEN AT GOOGLE FOR NEARLY A DECADE

Rubin originally joined Google as part of the company’s highly secretive acquisition of Android in 2005. In the years that followed, he helped turn it from a startup project into what’s now a cornerstone of Google’s business, and the most dominant mobile operating system in the world. Prior to Android, Rubin was working at Danger, the company that created the Sidekick mobile phone. He also had stints at Apple, General Magic, and working on the WebTV project (which sold to Microsoft).

The move is, perhaps, not a total surprise. Last March, Rubin left the Android group and was replaced by Sundar Pichai. His latest project, as detailed in a lengthy New York Times report in December, was creating robots for a project outside of the company’s Google X lab, something that dovetailed with Google’s shopping spree of robotics companies. In 2012, there were also rumors abound that Rubin planned to leave for a stealth-mode startup called CloudCar, though they were vehemently denied.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I am proud to be gay…”

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday made a surprising announcement in an opinion piece on Bloomberg Businessweek, which is very much in line with his many public notes in the recent past about diversity at the workplace. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Cook said  in the essay.

The executive admitted that he never hid his sexual orientation while working at Apple, even though he had not publicly declared it until now.

“For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me. Of course, I’ve had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people’s differences. Not everyone is so lucky,” Cook said.

At the same time, the CEO of one of the most valuable companies in the world says that being gay was “tough and uncomfortable at times,” but it helped him understand “what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day.”

“It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple,” Cook said.

“I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others,” Cook wrote in the essay. “So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”

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Here’s Your Full List Of 2014 VMA Winners!

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Beyonce wins big, plus Miley, Ariana and more.

There were plenty of awesome moments from the 2014 VMAs.

What was your favorite? Beyoncé’s epic medley to close the show? Taylor Swift’s dancing? Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” workout? Ariana Grande breaking free?

Luckily, you don’t have to choose.

But while you take a break from re-watching all of your favorite parts of the show, make sure you’re up to date with all the winners from the big night.

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Video of the Year
Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

Best Hip-Hop
Drake ft. Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

Best Male
Ed Sheeran, “Sing”

Best Female
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Best Pop
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”

Best Rock
Lorde, “Royals”

MTV Artist to Watch
Fifth Harmony, “Miss Movin On”

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”

MTV Clubland Award
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”

Best Video With a Social Message
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”



Best Editing
Eminem, “Rap God”

Best Choreography
Sia, “Chandelier”



Best Direction
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”




Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”

Best Visual Effects
OK Go, “The Writing’s On the Wall”


Best Lyric Video
5 Seconds of Summer, “Don’t Stop”