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Google grabs Novell SA boss

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Novell SA country manager Stafford Masie has resigned in order to establish and head up the local operation of Internet giant Google.

The Novell veteran has led the South African office since 2003. Prior to that, Masie served at the company's corporate headquarters in Utah and Arizona, US.

This morning, Masie confirmed his resignation from software house Novell and his appointment as GM for Google locally.

“I will be heading up Google's operations in SA as of 3 September, more than that I cannot say. Google will issue a formal statement soon,” he said.

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