Facebook Poaches Two More Google Stars

The first was known as one of "Larry and Sergey's golden boys", the other was the Chief Financial Officer of Youtube : Their common point?

They both defected to one of Google's most serious competitors, Facebook. Google's Director of Product Management (eCommerce) and Stanford CS PhD Benjamin Ling is the latest to leave the Search Engine Giant to "head up the Facebook Platform".

Gideon Yu, who came in with the Youtube's acquisition, also went to Facebook to take on the same CFO role.

Earlier in July, another top Googler and Page Creator Product Manager, Justin Rosenstein, explained to Inside Facebook what made him jump ship to Facebook.

Paradoxically, with Google's shares hitting USD 600 recently and some people even predicting it WILL reach USD 2000, the Search Mammoth is scrambling to keep its brightest members onboard.