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Google Confirms Kevin Rose and Some of Milk Team Will Join

Google today confirmed the news we brought you yesterday: Kevin Rose and some of the team from his mobile app incubator Milk will be joining the company.

The word came in two Google+ posts by Bradley Horowitz and Kevin Rose, which speaks to our assumption that Rose will be working on Google’s social team. “I can’t wait to be a part of the amazing team that is shaping the future of the web,” Rose wrote today.

Those joining the company are Rose, noted designer Daniel Burka, biz dev guy Chris Hutchins and designer Joshua Lane. We’d reported yesterday that each of the employees will be receiving on the order of $1 million to $2 million, and investors are getting their money back, plus a little extra.

Milk had already shut down its only app, Oink — though the company’s Web site and Twitter account have yet to note the news.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik