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Vijay Gill – the man who oversaw The Google Network – is now at Microsoft, according to sources familiar with his move. According to Gill's LinkedIn profile, he departed Google last month, and though neither Google nor Microsoft will comment on his departure, sources tell The Register that he has moved to Redmond. Vijay Gill …

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Happy

I will bet serious money...

...the corporate atmosphere in Redmond is quite a bit different than Chocolate City.

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Bronze badge

About time - maybe Microsoft BPOS stop being...

...bigPOS and actually starts resembling a real service offering that companies can use for critical business processes?

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Unhappy

For BPOS their network isn't the problem

From what I've seen of it their architecture is pretty good. It's their immature service management and offering design that's the problem.

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Happy

Betting SONY wishes...

I'm betting SONY wishes they had him right about now. LOL

I know we all are!

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Credit for credit

Good of Vijay to step in and spread some love for the old gang.

I hope he finds the team and culture at MS as satisfying as he's enjoyed as Google.

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Devil

He will

He was reporting to a plonka in Google, will be reporting to a plonka in Microsoft.

Dunno if LinkedIn has garbled the spelling here a bit.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jonathon-plonka/0/a7a/a0

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Devil

Not unexpected

Google has been hiring conventional next gen telecoms people including people that do backends (the few survivors in the age of outsourcing which can still write a working OSS/BSS). It is either going conventional or is going for the jugular of the incumbent telcos to ensure its revenue streams or both.

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Happy

No more ads for me...

No more enhanced networks for all them ad-clickin folk...

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Pint

The backbone's related to the infrastructure

Infrastructure's related to the front end,

The front end's related to the UEX,

UEX is related to ad revenue,

Revenue's related to the bonus,

Now put your stuff in the cloud,

Packets, packets,

Dem packets,

Packets, packets,

Dem packets,

Packets, packets,

Dem packets

Put your stuff in the cloud

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Holmes

What MS really need to sort out

Is their billing.

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