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Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft for Amazon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2012 11:39 User comments (1)

Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft for Amazon Brandon Watson, one of the top Microsoft execs for Windows Phone, has left the company and will be headed over to Amazon.
Says Microsoft: "We can confirm February 6th is Brandon Watson's last day at Microsoft. Brandon did a great job helping us build a vibrant developer community and we wish him well with his next adventure."

Watson was in charge of getting devs to build apps for the Windows Phone platform but will now do the same work for Amazon and their Kindle devices.

The news follows Microsoft's decision to replace the head of the mobile division, Andy Lees, with one of his VP's while moving Lees to a new role that remains a mystery.

Watson says he was mostly attracted to Amazon due to his love for the Kindle. In the past, Watson said his levels of reading have gone up significantly since getting a Kindle.

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113.2.2012 10:53

Microsoft seems to be losing quality workers left and right.

We'll see how all of this will affect Microsoft in the months to come.

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