Do you think Google execs do a Dr.Evil “Mooohooowhaha” everytime they steal a Microsoft executive away? If they do, there’s more going on at the ‘plex today as Business 2.0 reveals a new loss for the Redmond company.
Vic Gundotra, a general manager for platform evangelism at Microsoft and a 15-year employee, has agreed to join Google after first spending a year working on charitable endeavors.
“Mr. Gundotra has resigned from Microsoft (Charts) and entered into an agreement with Google,” Google (Charts) spokesman Steve Langdon wrote in an emailed statement. “He will not be a Google employee for one year and intends to spend that time on philanthropic pursuits. We are uncertain what precise role he will play when he begins working for Google, but he has a broad range of skills and experience which we believe will be valuable to Google.”
I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that his “philanthropic pursuits” are being funded by the new Google Foundation.
Via Robert Scoble.