Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG - news) said on Thursday it hired Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf to become its "chief Internet evangelist," the latest high-powered engineer to sign up at the Web search leader.
Cerf, 62, is widely known as the "father of the Internet" for his role in developing the TCP/IP standards that form the structure of the Internet.
He was hired away from telecoms company MCI Inc. (Nasdaq:MCIP - news) and tasked with helping to develop new Internet applications for Google. MCI is in the process of merging into Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ - news).
Very few forums are talking about it, but when they are, the discussion is not like when Google does an algorithm update or something. Forums who have some discussion on it, include: - Cre8asite Forums - WebmasterWorld & Supporters Forum