Just yesterday we were noting how much Amazon seems to be trying to emulate Google, as the company prepares its own contextual advertising network and continues to push its A9 search subsidiary -- but it would appear that Google may have struck back in a way that shows how strong they are in the space. They've apparently stolen away A9's founder and CEO, Udi Manber. If you remember, Manber, who also used to work at Yahoo, was part of the hype surrounding A9 when it launched. In fact, when A9 was first announced Google put up ads on Google searches for "Udi Manber" pointing to job openings at Google. Perhaps Manber was just doing some ego surfing, saw the job postings, and decided to apply...
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