A slightly old post, but one I couldn't resist flagging up. Hailstorm? Arrrgghh, no!

"Mark Lucovsky left Microsoft today. ... What made him move to Google, a company who competes with Microsoft but in a complete different area? For that, you have to look at what Mark also was: designer at the Hailstorm team. Now, let's enter speculation mode. What if Google hired Mark to architect the all-you'll-ever-need-website/services system for Google, which combines all Google's current and future services? Strange thought? Perhaps, ... "

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