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Scoble to leave Channel 9 for Google

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    Cybermagell​an

    Jaz wrote:
    wait wait.  scoble posted on his blog he's going to google, obvious april fool right, none of us are falling for it, bruce comes in saying yeah this coulda been done better (bruce being in on it).

    so none of us are falling for it.  but thats the april fools he's made it so blatant that it is an april fools but it's actually not and he has left MSFT for GOOG.


    so err is this double bluff or something?


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    bonk

    Scoble, does this mean you will move to China1?

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    1 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04/01/china_buys_google/

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    arun_coorg


    Oh Shocking...Ops..[C]  NOoo...We miss you.

    Oh Yeh ! Its April Fools day Big Smile
    Nice one Wink
    Cheers
    -Arun

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    Steve411

    Chadk: Email me

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    raymond

    The rumor is Robert got as a sign-on bonus a new Google Enabled Everwhere Kitchen (GEEK) code name EATME!

    The real reason Robert is leaving is that his former boss at Microsoft  told him to either lose weight or stop appearing in the videos. 

    The devs at Microsoft want to see more sexy woman interviewers in the Channel 9 videos and not former designers that use Apple computers.

    Instead of counting calories, Robert would rather count the number of videos he is in, 500+

     Robert in response to questions that he is leaving Microsoft, said "I always wanted to be just a a fat smart rich client, Google enables be to achieve my goals!"

    Raymond;)

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    JohnAskew

    Well, at least at Google, you will be easier to find...   :O

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    jmsma2005

    I expect there will be a forum called Channel g.

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    Jason Cox

    jmsma2005 wrote:

    I expect there will be a forum called Channel g.

    Nah, probaly more like a Channel Fluffy-Bunnies

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    iStation

    Hahaha...

    April gool! Tongue Out

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Jason Cox wrote:
    jmsma2005 wrote:

    I expect there will be a forum called Channel g.

    Nah, probaly more like a Channel Fluffy-Bunnies


    No, that's the OSTG's next project.

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    Cybermagell​an

    Yeah this made the front page of /.

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    Zeo

    Steve411 wrote:
    Sabot wrote: I'm Beer28 !


    HAHA! That just made my day, haha.

    - Steve


    Best April fools joke....I'm still laughing about it 4 hours later.Perplexed

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    Can Microsoft employees leave that quickly?

    Microsoft once sued Google for hiring an ex-Microsoft employee who allegedly was under a "non-compete" contract. The contracts exists to prevent employees from sharing corporate secrets to competitors.

    Do all Microsoft employees have to consent to this contract?


    Regards,
    Vincent

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    PaoloM

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    Microsoft once sued Google for hiring an ex-Microsoft employee who allegedly was under a "non-compete" contract.

    There, fixed that for you.
    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    Do all Microsoft employees have to consent to this contract?

    Pretty much everybody in the industry has contracts like that.

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    rjdohnert

    Microsoft is not the only ones with a non-compete agreement, professional athletes have non-compete agreements as well.  Most tech companies will make you sign one ff you dont want to work in the industry, dont sign.

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:

    Do all Microsoft employees have to consent to this contract?

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    Rossj

    PaoloM wrote:
    Xaero_Vincent wrote:Do all Microsoft employees have to consent to this contract?

    Pretty much everybody in the industry has contracts like that.


    But there are limits on what an employer can realistically demand. Expecting you to not work in IT for X months is unenforcable (at least in the UK), expecting you to not work at a direct competitor for 3-6 months is probably realistic (and may even be fair). 

    It all depends, going from the Windows groups to work on Search at Google would probably be okay, going from MSN Search to Google Search not so okay. Not all of Microsoft competes with Google (although I don't know much about the specific Microsoft->Google defection).

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