It was only yesterday that Kevin Rose and his company Milk were already on the down and out after shutting down Oink. Well, Rose is back on the upswing again with Google hiring him.
AllThingsD got the exclusive that had sources saying Rose was hired by Google just today. The move doesn’t see Google acquiring his company, Milk, but the company will be hiring the rest of the Milk team.
It seems that the deal was just too sweet to pass up as Rose and the Milk team will each receive $1 to $2 million each. Investors in Milk will also get their money back along with a little something extra.
The move seems to have Google rescuing Milk from a future of non-hits, even though Oink was only their first app that attempted to ignite the market. AllThingsD speculates that Google will be utilizing Rose’s experience in social media to help grow its Google+ platform.
We reached out to Google and they declined to comment, saying they had nothing to share at this time. For now, we’ll just have to wait until Google gets everything in order and makes the official announcement.
Twitter reactions are always the best when it comes to these kind of hirings and acquisitions. Let’s see how it looks, shall we?
Now that Kevin Rose is working for Google, is it too late for me to jump on the Apple bandwagon?
Yesterday’s Oink announcement is even more baffling in light of today’s news that Kevin Rose and the Milk team are joining Google.
Google hired Kevin Rose? I’m going to go rate this acquisition with Oink. No? I’ll just go Digg it, then. Hrm. (Seems pointless.)+1?
@counternotions @NathanBowers so you heard about kevin rose’s google acquihire? cuz even his failures are better than g+?
Excluding Kevin Rose, 7 iOS dev dudes (don’t think there was a dudette) went for $15-$30 million? Hmmm?
Hilarious that Kevin Rose “advises” entrepreneurs when his company folded in a couple months.
Google hiring Kevin Rose? Looks like the search engine space is prime for the taking.
Kevin Rose fans: He’s getting a job because he was never that good. Accept it and move on.
So, Milk is a resounding failure, Digg is in pieces and Kevin Rose gets a job at Google.Failure pays?
Google said “how can we make our products even worse?” Great response by hiring Kevin Rose
What do you think of the hire? Was it a good move for Google? Let us know in the comments.