Narayanan Shivakumar is an entrepreneur that worked for Google between 2001 and 2010. He had the title of Distinguished Entrepreneur and activated at Google's Seattle-Kirkland R&D Center; earlier, he was an Engineering Director and launched AdSense, Sitemaps , Google Search Appliance and other key products.
Before he joined Google in its early days, he obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. His advisor was Prof. Hector Garcia-Molina. Before Google, he cofounded Gigabeat.com, an online music startup acquired by Napster.
- Narayanan Shivakumar's biography
- Seattle Times
- http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/06/webmaster-friendly.html Announcing Google Sitemaps
- Announcing sitemaps.org, a web standard supported by Google-Microsoft-Yahoo
- Napster Dances To A New Gigabeat