US president-elect Barack Obama has hired a Google executive and a Washington high-tech lobbyist and entrepreneur to help drive his transition team.
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Technology advancement and innovation was a key theme of Obama's "Change" programme. Obama has hired Google.org's Sonal Shah, and Julius Genchowski, a former IAC/InterActiveCorp executive.
Shah formerly served as a vice-president at Goldman Sachs, while Genachowski previously served at the Federal Communications Commission. He was also at Harvard Law School with Obama. He is involved in a number of US companies, covering banking, technology and publishing.