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Microsoft Development Engineer Joins Google

He was a top figure in the development of Microsoft’s Bing Maps service.

     
6:03 pm on Dec 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a respected engineer and software designer at Microsoft, has left the company to join its rival Google.

Mr. Agüera y Arcas was involved in a variety of development projects at Microsoft including some on augmented reality, wearable computing and natural user interfaces. He was a top figure in the development of Microsoft’s Bing Maps service.Microsoft Development Engineer Joins Google [bits.blogs.nytimes.com]
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I'm surprised that Microsoft let Blaise Agüera y Arcas go. He's one of several people I thought that MS was lucky to have. That said, in the past several years, Google has been moving in directions that would suggest a better fit.

I predict some amazing developments to come out of this arrangement.