Is star-studded Google turning into the New York Yankees of tech?

Google snags the head of Amazon's A9. But is Google's brain surplus sustainable?
Stephen Baker

Google is trying to do with brains what the Hunt brothers attempted with silver a few decades back: to corner the market. Of course, the very idea is preposterous, but they are running an unsettling surplus of gray matter. Rob Hof has a good analysis of Google's latest catch, this time the head of Amazon's A9 search operation, Udi Manber. Clearly, the bumps in Google's stock didn't spook him.

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