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Google Hires Dan Senor and Alan Davidson
Brett_Tabke




msg:1234414
 1:07 pm on May 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

[msnbc.msn.com...]

Google is beefing up its Washington-area presence by adding a couple of big names to its local team.

 

bostonBeans




msg:1234415
 1:41 pm on May 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sounds business move, but another step away from 'cool' and towards corporate...which is not neccesarily a bad thing.

aleksl




msg:1234416
 1:50 pm on May 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

The company is also looking to hire a local manager of sales to Defense Department agencies.

Seriously? Largest Search Engine in the world, and yet no defense/government presence? That surprises me.

JeremyL




msg:1234417
 3:47 pm on May 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

I could see google being big in the Defense area. With more and more terrorists using the web to communicate, the goverment needs great minds to come up with algo's to sniff out information on the web. I'm sure they have something in place, but anything can be improved.

walkman




msg:1234418
 3:57 pm on May 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

You serious? that's what Google really needs...a reputation or rumors of sharing data (public or people's browsing habits) with the Government.

"I could see google being big in the Defense area. With more and more terrorists using the web to communicate, the goverment needs great minds to come up with algo's to sniff out information on the web. I'm sure they have something in place, but anything can be improved."

GameMasterM




msg:1234419
 9:18 pm on May 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google is not placing lobbyists in D.C to help the government they are there to politic for Google interests.
Lobbyists are uncool. Lobbyists are kind of "evil".

ators




msg:1234420
 3:45 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

When people start moving from the Bush adminstration to VP positions in Google it's time to start using other search engines. Especially when they come from the outdated world of colonial imperialism: Dan Senor bio [whitehouse.gov] from whitehouse.gov. No offense Dan, but the year is 2005, not 1805.

"Senor traveled to Baghdad in mid-April in one of the first civilian convoys to enter Iraq following the fall of the former regime. He has been serving in Iraq since, advising Amb. Bremer on a variety of policy and communications issues."

Sweet jesus! Is his previous job experience not one of the worst marketing efforts in the history of the United States [democraticunderground.com]? Bare minimum this guy's style is going to be a far cry from the subtly cool, yet extremely effective word of mouth marketing style of the Cindy McCaffrey [blog.searchenginewatch.com], whose job he is filling. Regardless of your opinion on the invasion of Iraq, the attitude of his previous employers is certainly one of "we know best, do as your told." And he's going to bring that to Google as VP of Global Communications and Strategy? Man. Seems awfully dodgy. Giving this guy access to my Gmail messages and search history really gives me the creeps. So what do I do? Stop using GMail (which I love), uninstall the Google Toolbar (which I love)?

I think we're going to start seeing people becoming increasingly vocal about rejecting Google, despite its excellent products and services. Sadly they are moving far beyond simply delivering relevant search results.

I love the taste of McDonalds french fries (because a team of PhDs has been working on them for a long time), but I know they're bad for my health so I choose not to eat them.

ByronM




msg:1234421
 3:18 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ohhh great.. Google with a legislative Agenda.

Sounds kind of like 1984 in the making

aleksl




msg:1234422
 3:36 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ok, not to make this a political debate...no, no, but this has to be brought up on this Senor guy...a graduate of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he's a president's advisor in Iraq? No wonder this war will never end.

The real simon




msg:1234423
 3:46 pm on May 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure though that Yahoo or Msn are any better...

mickeymart




msg:1234424
 3:49 pm on May 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google definitely will sell out privacy to the government if they haven't already.

Same way the government gets the phone companies to cooperate... give em some major dough.

The real simon




msg:1234425
 3:27 pm on May 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

funny, MSN has deleted the link
not available in the archive either!

The real simon




msg:1234426
 3:34 pm on May 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have no idea what happened but I think that on
my last search for "dan senor google" the msn news
was the first link. (correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not
that sure)
Now it is no longer there even if it still appears
in the google news under the same search. Was it some
king of hoax, I do not find any "reliable" info on
this anymore (considering MSNBC was reliable).

weird weird

ators




msg:1234427
 2:25 am on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

The Center for Media and Democracy's Sourcewatch website has an interesting page on Mr. Senor:

[sourcewatch.org ]
Check out the external links at the bottom of the page.

Though he showed up in Iraq as a junior press handler, Senor is now Bremer's senior advisor and for most of last summer he was in charge of organizing Iraq's post-Saddam media, an effort which most have rated as little short of a disaster.

Source: [washingtonmonthly.com ]

And this makes him qualified for a fat job at Google helping orgainize the world's information?

If G's policy is to do no evil, why would they need Mr. Senor as their mouthpiece?

Cue creepy music, man.

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