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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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  18. Tony Chor says:

    Con­grat­u­la­tions!

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  21. Con­grats! You’ll enjoy the change.

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  23. Johan Liedgren says:

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

  24. Ken Perkins says:

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

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  27. 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.

  28. Jake says:

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

  29. Mark Dawson says:

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

  30. Con­grats and best wish­es!

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  32. Phil Simon says:

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

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  35. Irada says:

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

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  38. Renato says:

    I wish you suc­cess!

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  40. Mira Lane says:

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

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

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  45. 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!

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

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  48. 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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  52. 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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  54. Lelala says:

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

  55. 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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  57. Don Barnett says:

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

  58. Nathan Kling says:

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

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  66. 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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  71. WanderMom says:

    See you in the Troll Cafe then :)

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  74. Con­grat­u­la­tions Blaise!!

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

  76. Con­grat­u­la­tions Blaise!

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

  78. Ala Shiban says:

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

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

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

  81. Adam Sohn says:

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

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