Google Loses Engineering Director Lucovsky

GoogleLogo.jpgGoogle engineering director Mark Lucovsky is leaving the company to join VMware, according to TechCrunch.

Lucovsky was an integral part of Google’s application-program interfaces, including the Search APIs, according to TechCrunch. Prior to Google, he was with Microsoft for 16 years, earning the title of distinguished engineer.

Odds are his departure from Google won’t be quite as tumultuous as his exit meeting with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in 2004. As recounted by TechCrunch, Ballmer reportedly said, “Just tell me it’s not Google,” then, upon finding out it was, ranted, “Fucking [Google CEO] Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I’m going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I’m going to fucking kill Google.”