It seems Google is now on a different kind of hiring spree. It is now hiring bigwigs from the government and web entrepreneurs back to back. It has now hired Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg.com and currently working at Milk, his app incubator.
Google hired Regina Dugan, the current Director of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) a few days back for an undisclosed position. This caused quite a stir in the political spheres in Washington. This was an unprecedented move and such an event had never happened before!
Even though today’s news is not very astonishing or unprecedented, it is sure to make some waves in the silicon valley. Kevin Rose founded Digg.com which has become a kind of link-sharing platform and is quite popular among bloggers. Google hasn’t acquired Milk outright but has hired some of its members including Rose.
Google was close to buying Digg.com in 2008 but the deal fell apart.
Rose might find a major role in restructuring Google+ which hasn’t been received very well by the users and its user-base is dwindling by the day. He might just make it right after repeated attempts and marketing strategies applied by Google failed to make any substantial impact on the popularity of its socialising service.