Yahoo Hiring From IBM

We don’t need no stinkin’ Microsoft execs like Google, says Yahoo. We’ll rob IBM!
Yahoo Is Wooing I.B.M. Technical
Talent
from the New York Times looks at how Yahoo just picked up Prabhakar Raghavan, formerly of the much cited
Clever project (and part of the
foundation
for Teoma), as head of research. He’s not directly from IBM but comes to Yahoo via Verity. But another direct IBM hire has happened and Yahoo says more are in
the works. This follows on Yahoo recently opening a new research lab at UC Berkeley, though they did
lose their former Yahoo Labs head to Microsoft in April. Google, meanwhile, prefers to raid Bell Labs. See
From Bell Labs To Google Labs for that.

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