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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Google and Microsoft Compete For Engineering Talent

Google is opening a new office at Kirkland, Washington, within five miles from Microsoft’s Headquarters in Redmond. The office space can accommodate up to 200 people.

Alan Eustace, Vice President of Engineering at Google, was quoted as saying "The only reason to start a remote engineering office is to hire really talented people” and that "the Seattle area has an amazing amount of technical talent."

With Google and Microsoft now competing in the search engine arena it will be interesting to see what happens when Google and Microsoft start to compete for local employees.

A new angle on “local search” perhaps?

Mike Taylor

JobsInSearch.com - The specialist job site for search engine and related industries.