Microsoft Bing man puts self up for auction at eBay
Yet another Redmond exec walks
Microsoft's principal development manager for its Bing search engine has quit the role in favour of a job at online tat bazaar eBay.
Scott Prevost has already joined eBay as the company's search product management veep as his LinkedIn account shows here.
He joined Microsoft in 2008, when the software vendor bought Powerset for $100m.
Prevost spent much of his time at Microsoft melding Powerset's semantic indexing with Bing proper.
Or, as he preferred to detail his work: "These projects involve data mining, machine learning, classification, natural language algorithms, query analysis, entity extraction, metadata extraction from web pages, UX feature design, A/B testing, metrics development/data analysis, and scable [sic] and performant infrastructure engineering."
The Powerset man is the latest among a long list of execs to have quit Microsoft. ®
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https://www.duckduckgo.com A search engine with some intelligent additions:
* You can enable https by default
* You can have Web Of Trust ratings alongside your search results
* The bang syntax allows you to search many other resources from within DuckDuckGo
It's my default search engine now.
No harm done
I avoid both Bing and eBay like the plague, so I don't care where this clown goes.
I'd suggest ...
A Google for Craggy Island.
No adverts, but don't expect any particularly useful results either. ;-)
Pint? ... Oh, go-on, go-on, go-on.