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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RE[3]: Why I left google
by jimmmy on Wed 14th Mar 2012 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why I left google"
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As always, Google zombies try to justify Google at any cost, even being desillutional, A man who actually worked at Google says Google sucks now, deal with it, don't try to pull out theories from thin air.

I'm not waving a Google flag here. I'm just saying that the article seems more like bitter QQ than anything else. If in a few years when he quits his current job, I'm sure he'll have lots of QQ then too. Pointing out that it's senseless QQ won't make me a Microsoft fan.

I'm no Google fanboy. Stop trying to pigeonhole me as one. That's something you pulled from thin air, angry man.

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RE[4]: Why I left google
by lucas_maximus on Wed 14th Mar 2012 18:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Why I left google"
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I would suspect he got asked why he left Google a lot by people.

I personally wouldn't want to work at Microsoft even though I love their products, I am too much of a "hacker" and I don't like development processes where management are overly involved.

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RE[5]: Why I left google
by JAlexoid on Thu 15th Mar 2012 16:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Why I left google"
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you support Microsoft

Wouldn't the best way of supporting Microsoft be actually joining Microsoft and building tools for them?

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