Microsoft Losing Staff To Google

According to

Another Microsoft executive has departed for Google. Vic Gundotra, former general manager for platform evangelism, is taking a year off to do philanthropy and then joining Google, the companies confirmed on Thursday.”

Gundotra joings a growing list of defections, including Adam Bosworth, Mark Lucovsky, and Kai-Fu Lee.

Have there been any Google or Yahoo employees heading to Microsoft? Not that I’m aware of, which makes you wonder if MSN will ever catch up with their search rivals.

On a related note, John Dvorak’s commentary on why Microsoft won’t buy Yahoo!

  1. BrianBrian06-30-2006

    before we know it, google will be losing staff to v7n!

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo07-02-2006

    Heh heh.

    Personally, I’m waiting for the free gourmet lunches….

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