A key Microsoft engineer has left the company to make a home at Google.
AgÃ¼era y Arcas was welcomed into the fold in 2006 after Microsoft purchases his Seagragon startup. The Microsoft engineer went on to help build Bing Maps and Photosynth. At Google, his focus will apparently be on Machine learning.
Arcas described his departing as ‘painful’, though Microsoft wished him the best for the future.
Arcas had made a name with the company when demoing Photosynth in 2007. Microsoft has in the past sued Google for hiring its former employees, though we doubt bad blood will be made over this move.
Source: New York Times