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Sunday, October 5, 2008

This Xoogler Might Be the Next Bill Gates

In the past few years, Google has lost some serious firepower to the startup frontier, Luke Dittrich writes in Esquire. With self-styled Xooglers providing the brain power not only for two dozen or so startups, but for the venture-capital firms that fund them, it’s likely “the next big thing to come out of Google won't come out of Google at all.”

Google manages to retain a better-than-average percentage of employees, but the pedigree of the Xooglers—the creator of Gmail, or intance, and the guys who thought of buying YouTube—make them a force to be reckoned with. So much, in fact, that the company recently announced plans to head up its own venture-capital arm to make some coin off the bleeding.

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