Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 00:13 UTC
Google "The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its employees to innovate. The Google I left was an advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus. Technically I suppose Google has always been an advertising company, but for the better part of the last three years, it didn't feel like one. Google was an ad company only in the sense that a good TV show is an ad company: having great content attracts advertisers." Note we're looking at a Microsoft employee. His points still carry some validity, though.
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Says a lot about Google
by bowkota on Wed 14th Mar 2012 09:05 UTC
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2011-10-12

This guy was pretty important at Google, his opinion on how things have changed is important; although he's not saying something we already didn't know.
To anyone wondering why he joined Microsoft, you're getting your answer soon

Wow. Seem to have hit upon a topic many are thinking about. I am working on a 'Why I joined Microsoft' post. Stay tuned.

https://twitter.com/#!/docjamesw

PS: Google Labs was pretty awesome, it's pretty sad that they shut it down.

Edited 2012-03-14 09:05 UTC

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