[Dr. Qi Lu] [Andrei Zmievski via Flickr]
Dr. Qi Lu has been hired by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to run their Online Services Group. Dr. Lu will be working especially in Microsoft’s search and online advertising unit. He will be reporting to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Prior to Microsoft, Lu was the EVP of Engineering of Search and Advertising Technology Group at Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). He worked on Yahoo!’s search and monetization platforms. Lu was with Yahoo! for about 10 years.
?I am tremendously excited to welcome Qi to Microsoft,? stated Ballmer. ?Dr. Lu?s deep technical expertise, leadership capabilities and hard-working mentality are well-known in the technology industry, and Microsoft will benefit from his addition to our executive management team.?
Andrei Zmievski, Chief Architect at Outspark, PHP Core Developer at PHP Group, and former Senior Software Engineer at Yahoo!/Overture has joined Digg. He will be working at Digg as an Open Source Fellow starting tomorrow.
As you recently may remember, major Digg competitor Reddit went completely open source a couple of months ago. Perhaps Digg’s hiring of Andrei indicates that Digg also plans to make major contributions to the open source community.
Congratulations to Dr. Lu and Andrei!