May 27, 2008

Google “Pays” Microsoft Researcher $20,000 to Do What It Can't

Google and Microsoft are unlikely partners, as the two companies have conflicting interests especially in terms of the search engine and online advertising markets.

Still, the Mountain View search giant and the Redmond software company do manage to find common ground. In this regard, user privacy is one area where the duo share portions of a pseudo-common vision. Pseudo-common, because although Microsoft has set in place very strict rules regarding privacy, Google has problems adhering to a similar model. But this is not stopping the Mountain View company from looking for solutions, and not even from throwing money in the way of a Microsoft Researcher.

Link: news.softpedia.com

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