Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Microsoft Watch - Advertising & Search - Microsoft Joins the Powerset

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.

Microsoft Watch - Advertising & Search - Microsoft Joins the Powerset

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