Microsoft übernimmt Powerset

by Jojo on 02.07.08 · 1 comment

in MSN \ Bing

Die Gerüchte haben sich bewahrheitet und Microsoft hat Powerset übernommen. Wirkliche Auswirkungen wird es aber in nächster Zeit wohl noch nicht haben. Im Live Search Blog begründet Microsoft den Kauf so:

We’re buying Powerset first and foremost because we’re impressed with the people there. Powerset CTO and cofounder Barney Pell is a visionary and incredible evangelist. When he introduced our senior engineers to some of the most senior people at Powerset — Search engineers and computational linguists like Tim Converse, Chad Walters, Scott Prevost, Lorenzo Thione, and Ron Kaplan — we came away impressed by their smarts, their experience, their passion for search, and a shared vision

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