An excerpt from another Powerset article:
Microsoft picks up an impressive team of technologists with Powerset—perhaps the acquisition's most valuable asset:
- Barney Pell, co-founder and CTO, worked for NASA and has a doctorate from Cambridge
- Lorenzo Thione, co-founder and director of natural language technologies, is an expert in computational linguistics
- Scott Prevost, general manger, has expertise in voice and facial natural user interfaces
- Ron Kaplan, chief science officer, was chief scientist for PARC spin-off Microlytics and is another expert with natural language technologies
- Chad Walters, search architect, is Yahoo's former Websearch architect
- Tim Converse, director of ranking and metrics, is another former Yahoo, leading the webspam algorithms team there.