Brains Behind A9 Goes To Google

from the so-much-for-that-plan dept

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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    Keith, 7 Feb 2006 @ 8:00pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    It all depends on what is in his contract. Being the founder and CEO it's entirely possible he has no such clause, or employment "contract" per se.

    If there is no such clause then there is nothing Amazon can do about him leaving, as long as he does not share proprietary information regarding A9 or Amazon, that is assuming he is under NDA or some other contractual agreement to not disclose such data.

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