Scoble, Google, Hailstorm

Scoble ponders if Mark Lucovsky’s move to Google means that Hailstorm will be going with him:

Hmmm, I’m noticing a trend. The folks who did "evil" stuff at Microsoft (Hailstorm and Smarttags) are now at Google. Remember Hailstorm? It never shipped. Why not? Because we (customers, this was back before I was a Microsoft employee) didn’t want to let Microsoft own all of our data. Thanks, Mark, for the motivation! Hope you can ship Hailstorm at Google.

Well remembered, Robert. Hailstorm was some pretty cool technology, and it will be interesting to see if Google decides to do something similar.