Kevin Rose is officially a Googler. In an announcement made on his Google+ page, Rose said Friday morning he is Google-bound and is bringing the staff of his startup Milk along with him.
“I’m beyond excited to announce that the Milk crew (Kevin Rose, Daniel Burka, Chris Hutchins and Joshua Lane) is joining Google!” Rose wrote. “It’s been a privilege to use Google products over the years (I still remember begging for a Gmail invite) and I can’t wait to be a part of the amazing team that is shaping the future of the web. :)”
Milk was formed in April 2011, just a few weeks after Rose quit Digg, which he also founded. Milk, meant to be a development lab for mobile web ideas, was housed in San Francisco’s Mission District.
News that the Digg founder and his team were headed to Google originally broke Thursday. It comes just a few days after Milk pulled the plug on its very first app, Oink, which allowed users to rate the insides of places. At the time, Rose said “Oink was our first test and, in preparing to move onto the next project, we’ve decided to shut it down to help focus our efforts” — efforts that will now take place at Google.
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Author: / Posted: 16-03-2012