Since Google Glass launched to our awe and horror, the company's co-founder, Sergey Brin, hasn't been spotted without a pair. He's placed himself atop the privacy-eroding project, publicly, and inside Google's secret labs. Maybe it's because he's fucking the Glass marketing manager, Amanda Rosenberg.
According to a startling report by AllThingsD's Liz Gannes and Kara Swisher, Brin and his wife of six years, Anne Wojcicki, are no more, now that he's found himself a PR girlfriend at Google. AllThingsD also reported this girlfriend was recently attached to another (totally coincidentally departing) top Googler, Hugo Barra, to make Brin's relationship with the recent San Francisco transplant behind the backs of his wife and children all that much worse.
Here she is.
Sleeping around with your 26-year-old face computer underling is a quick exit out of even a high profile relationship—and even if she's the one who coined the cloying "OK, Glass!" command phrase. Rosenberg is an avid user of Google Plus (they exist!), but almost all mentions of Barra have been scrubbed from her account—accessible only via website caches. Google made finding those easy.
The last public photo of the former couple dates back to last summer:
Since then, Brin (far right) and Rosenberg (seen below in yellow) have been spotted promoting Google Glass, that portable panopticon, together around the world, and across the pages of stylish mags:
All the while, his marriage seemed intact. We're told the extent to which Rosenberg and Wojcicki overlapped is a matter of dispute between the separated philanthropists—but even if they can split amicably, knowing that one of the most vital, powerful men at the company has been using Google's most ambitious product as a dating pool won't be smooth news for the rest of the team. And of course, the odds of grotesquely 21st century sex tape existing are now very high.
Correction: an earlier version of this post misattributed a quote by Google co-founder Larry Page to Sergey Brin