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December 16, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Google hires away Microsoft distinguished engineer Blaise Agüera y Arcas

Google has hired Blaise Agüera y Arcas, one of Microsoft’s distinguished and engineers and one of the creators Microsoft’s Photosynth.

Photosynth allows users to capture and piece together images into 3-D, immersive environments, and then share those 3-D creations.

Arcas, who also helped develop Bing Maps, will work on machine learning at Google, according to a New York Times report.

A Microsoft spokeswoman said: “Blaise was a great colleague and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

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