Google recruits Bing maps & mobile developer from Microsoft

Google recruits Bing maps & mobile developer from Microsoft

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US: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, an engineer and imagery expert who played a key role in development of Microsoft”s Bing, has left the company for rival Google. Agüera y Arcas was involved in a variety of development projects at Microsoft including some on augmented reality, wearable computing and user interfaces and was an architect of Bing Maps and Bing Mobile. He was named a distinguished engineer in 2011 and oversaw development of Photosynth, a 3D panorama photo app.

“He was a great colleague and we wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.

Source: C-net