Inner-Workings of a Software Mind
Saturday, July 30, 2005
  Hiring away engineers from top firms
An interesting article was posted on BusinessWeek called "Revenge of then Nerds - Again." It highlights how Google and Yahoo are luring the young, vibrant, and intelligent engineers from firms such as Microsoft, Ebay, and Amazon. It says, "Indeed, Google -- and, to a lesser degree, Yahoo -- has become what Microsoft used to be: a young, vibrant company working on the bleeding edge of the day's vexing technical issues." I remember talking to a few of Microsoft new hires from UT and they told me how Google set up their own recuriting camp right in front of Microsoft in Redmond so that they could lure them away from the company. So is Google and Yahoo creating a brain drain on the industry? Read more to find out.
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