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The Google-Yahoo turf war moves south. Bad enough that the search enemies are only 5.4 miles apart in Silicon Valley; they're even closer down in L.A. And Google's recruiting a full streetgang of engineers. Says a tipster:

The Google flag is flying on 6th Street in Santa Monica, from a former Oracle building that's under rehab and still closed. Google's job site shows a lot of aggressive hiring at that location too.

What will Yahoo do with its nemesis a mere twenty blocks away?

I'm hoping knife fights. To the death.

Or at least they'll line up, snap their fingers, and sing "Gee, Officer Krupke." (In lieu of Puerto Ricans, Indian engineers will have to play Sharks.)

Google Jobs: Santa Monica [Google]