New Google 'Evangelist' to Spread Applications - New York Times ""I want to spend what years I have left working on the application side because that's where all the excitement is," he said.
Specifically, Dr. Cerf said, he is interested in speech-based interfaces and geographically indexed databases.
His hiring is the latest in a string a successful high-profile recruiting efforts on Google's part. Rob Pike, a high-level software engineer, was recruited from Bell Labs in November 2002. Louis Monier, who oversaw research and development at eBay, went to Google this summer. And Kai-Fu Lee, a former Microsoft vice president, joined Google in July, prompting Microsoft to file a lawsuit that is now in court."