Microsoft job ad baits engineers at Google-dependent Yahoo

Microsoft bought a full page ad in the San Jose Mercury News reading:

Microsoft has search jobs in the Valley. There are now very few companies that remain truly committed to defining the future of search and online advertising. Microsoft is one of them.

Yahoo is not, the ad implies. We totally dig the sand-kicking. The problem: Microsoft's idea of innovation — as detailed on the ad itself — is its new Live Search cashback program, which won't attract anybody but cheapskate coupon clippers — not exactly a sexy algorithmic breakthrough. Microsoft's ad, below.

Microsoft job ad baits engineers at Google-dependent Yahoo