Tuesday, June 24th 2008

Microsoft Reportedly Recruiting Engineers Away from Yahoo

Microsoft has started a recruitment-drive aimed at Yahoo's engineers after futile attempts to acquire the company.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Microsoft sent a detailed email to marketing staff and select engineers. The email reportedly said. "I know a lot of people from Yahoo have been reaching out to us lately because they are nervous about the pending layoffs. I wanted to give you an opportunity to explore Microsoft careers as well."

Microsoft has several offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it is now showing a renewed interest in adding office space and employees. Microsoft already has offices in San Francisco and Mountain View, about one million square feet of office space, and 2,000 employees.


Sources: DailyTech, The Mercury News
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13 Comments on Microsoft Reportedly Recruiting Engineers Away from Yahoo

#1
Exavier
psh, more "tact"ics from M$...
they just won't accept "no stfu" as an answer..
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#2
yogurt_21
^ I seriously doubt that, if you were facing a layoff, you'd jump at the oppurtunity.

Seems like the yahoo exec's moronic mistakes won't trickly down to the employees, nice that microsoft is willing to take the employees anyways. I just hope the lower end peopel will have similar oppurtunities.
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#3
thoughtdisorder
Honestly not surprised one bit. In the best and worst of times this happens in technology companies often if the prospect has talent. I would surmise this was occurring prior to the whole Yahoo/M$ fiasco, it just wasn't "sexy" to the media at the time.
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#6
panchoman
Sold my stars!
wow thats really low of microsoft.

my message to microsoft: leave yahoo alone, leave us alone with your spyware-full-bloatware, give linux and osx dx10.1 and go fuck yourself.
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#7
a111087
i don't think anyone worthy of a job will be fired, but even if that happens, I bet it will be a blessing for them to find an opening at MS.
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#8
candle_86
nice good clean underhanded tactics that don't break the law. Offer a bigger salary better benefits and hire the top people at yahoo and boom yahoo fails insta
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
Alls fair in love and buisness guys :p
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#10
WhiteLotus
bta - when yo become a news editor, congratulations.

And this is legitimate, like Candle said, Microsoft are just making Yahoo implode onto themselves.
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#11
Triprift
No different to what ms have done in the past anyone remember the David Cutler poaching.

Thats what bussiness is all about yahoo are seemingly gonna pay a big price for rejecting ms's offers.
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#12
UnkAsn93
panchoman said:
wow thats really low of microsoft.

my message to microsoft: leave yahoo alone, leave us alone with your spyware-full-bloatware, give linux and osx dx10.1 and go fuck yourself.
Why hate on Microsoft? It's only business, and as others have stated... it's legitimate :)

I don't get why you tell M$ to fuck themselves, and use Linux/OSX but you've got Windows XP?:wtf:

It's only business, and I don't see a problem with it. :toast:
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#13
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Its just like the tried and tested tactics of war.. cut off their resources and the trench pushing dies. M$ is applying that to yahoo. Imo, M$ is the depiction of a modern day roman empire. Acquiring land masses and armies to reflect their kingdom's superiority.
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