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Nick Wingfield at the New York Times just broke the news that I’m going to Google.  On one hand, of course this is tremendously exciting; Google is a company of grand ambitions and brilliant people.  On the other hand it has been hard— very hard— to detach emotionally from Microsoft.  The company’s leadership has been consistently good to me over these past eight years, and it has been a time filled with creativity and growth and good friends.  It’s painful to leave behind so many wonderful ongoing projects, and even more so to leave behind such a great team.

The hardest decision of my life.

thank you ellen


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  1. Moment captured by the brilliant Ellen Forney.

  2. Congrats Blaise! Are you moving to California?

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  6. Kudos on the move. It’s a sad statement about Microsoft to be loosing talent like yourself. You should have been the solution for the Ballmer succession plan.

  7. Congratulations Blaise! Maybe next time we are the USA we will be able to see San Fran!

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  10. Jonathan says:

    Congrats on your new role! Any word on what you’ll be working on at Google?

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  13. HakunaMatata says:

    I’m sure Google won’t disappoint you …

  14. Congratulations, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, on this career decision! You are my hero, wherever you may go!

    Best wishes for professional fulfillment of your incredible talents with the new environment. I hope the good people at Google realize the vast potential you afford them into the future and are able to be given full opportunity to realize your talents.

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  16. Really sad that you’re going out but congratulations on your new life at Google. Thanks for creating some awesome projects like Photosynth! :) On which part are you working with them? Robotics? X-Lab? Chrome? Android? was curious to about this…

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  20. Congrats! You’ll enjoy the change.

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  22. Johan Liedgren says:

    Congratulations – and happy to hear no one is retiring anytime soon.

  23. Ken Perkins says:

    Congratulations! It was a joy crossing paths with you and I wish you the best!

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  26. Nate Lawrence says:

    Blaise, I hope you find success wherever you go.

    You wouldn’t be leaving Microsoft unless the opportunities at Google made more sense for you or unless you’d experienced roadblocks internally at Microsoft, I suspect. RW/W?

    That said, this is a pretty sad day for those of us who were glad that someone of your quality was at Microsoft.

    Carry on.

  27. Jake says:

    Exciting news. Congratulations. Are you moving to SFO? Many dinners to come. And the best chocolate in the US.

  28. Mark Dawson says:

    Congrats Blaise, I expect to see big dog robots running through the streets capturing Google synths in no time :)

  29. Congrats and best wishes!

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  31. Phil Simon says:

    Best of luck in the new gig. Amazing things await.

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  34. Irada says:

    All the best to you, Blaise! I am looking forward to your future feats.

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  37. Renato says:

    I wish you success!

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  39. Mira Lane says:

    And so begins your next adventure, i can’t wait to see what you create next.

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  42. Congrats, very intrigued on what you will be working on! can’t wait.

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  44. Congrats!

    I hope you find success wherever you go. I’ve been acquainted with you when I’ve been researching on GIS/MAP systems. Actually, I have to say that, I was shocked when I saw such as quality service from Microsoft. I think the world will be better with your new role!

    Greetings from Turkey!

  45. Congrats with this move! Matrix becomes a real thing ;)

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  47. blaise says:

    Dear friends: thank you so much for your congratulations! It has been an overwhelming day (in the best way). Feeling very lucky.

    • Frank says:

      Echo to Don’s comment. Although not directly, but working with Don on the project and meeting with you discussing design was the most inspiring things in my years of working in Microsoft. No matter where you go, I wish you all the best. Go Blaise!

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  51. John says:

    Blaise, I wish you the best for your new endeavor. It was great to have you at MSFT and I enjoyed the depth you brought out in your talks both internally and externally. All the Best ! – Cheers – John

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  53. Lelala says:

    If Google is calling, then Google is indeed calling. Then you have to go ;-)
    Regards

  54. Rahul Sood says:

    Only wish we could have spent more tome together at Microsoft. best of luck in your new job.

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  56. Don Barnett says:

    I am honored to have so many magical moments ideating with you. We made science and art sing.

  57. Nathan Kling says:

    Congratulations Blaise – I’m excited to see where this leads.

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  65. Bill Crow says:

    Wow, huge news! So very sad to see you leave Microsoft, but congrats on what I’m sure will be a great new adventure!

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  70. WanderMom says:

    See you in the Troll Cafe then :)

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  73. Congratulations Blaise!!

  74. Congratulations! I always knew you would end up doing amazing things!

  75. Aside from a likely fantastic move… how bas as$ to make it in the NYTblog bit! Sincere congrats.

  76. Ala Shiban says:

    Keep the magic coming @Google Blaise. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  77. Excited and happy for you… You are already missed around here

  78. I’m sure you’ll do great things there but I’m sorry to hear Microsoft lost you.

  79. Adam Sohn says:

    I choose to remain in denial for an as yet undetermined amount of time ;-)

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