Former Windows Phone manager flocks to Google after getting fired for a tweet, promises to reveal all details soon
1. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I't a good thing that you found yourself another job... but dont do that again.... breaching NDA papers?... what made you do that??? i mean what the hell are you thinking...
7. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thou shall not breach an NDA with a major corperation.
the dude obviously hasnt learned too many lessons if he starts doing a tell all about what happened. dude.. you wanna lose another job to be internet famous for 5 seconds?? come on.
9. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
if he breaches any contract again... he will not be able to take on any job anymore cause nobody will accept him..
2. Firedrops (Posts: 221; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
that little bit of personal opinion is considered leakage of classified information? those same comments could've been applied to a digital camera or a tablet, too.
3. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
And if that camera or tablet was as important to Company X as the 1st WP were to Nokia and Microsoft, he would have been shown the door at Company X as well.
4. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
1st- I am glad he landed on his feet at Google. We all suffer from foot-in-mouth at one point or another, and second chances are geat.
2nd- I am sure he will not get canned by his current employer for future tweets about Nokia and Microsoft. He may, however, get a bonus if it is juicy......
14. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)
Or get sued by MS and Nokia for what he says.
5. Ocean02 (Posts: 28; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Lets take a look at his comment:
- His personal score
Overall I would say an 8
Solid feel, good camera, responsive UI,and nice little touches on the body construction.
Yeah, the camera was good, but I didn't have optimal lighting. I'd like a larger screen too.
You're working for a company, you're giving a personal negative comment for a product which is about to launch act as a Negative Marketing already.
Any company would have taken actions with this type of comment through warnings or laid off.
6. joex2 (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
\"promises to reveal all details soon\"
Reveal several secrets of WP7 to Google. That\'s why he hired the Goolge.
8. vijaysivakula (Posts: 184; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Now they will say that Nokia Windows Phones flopped because of this guy. :P
10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wonder how MS gets to meet their 100 million goal when their own people are scoring their major partners leading product an 8?
If the dishing on MS is juicy and sticks to the facts, Marini is going to be fine. What happened at MS is yesterday's news. He just can't breach his NDA with Google going forward.
11. Sniggly (Posts: 7281; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Google wouldn't fire him for anything like that. Hell, one of their own employees accidentally published an internal memo to other employees on his public Google+ page. It was a long post which lambasted Google's approach to services and platforms. They didn't fire him; as a matter of fact, they chuckled at his goof, and told him he was right, they already saw the same things he did and they were working on it.
12. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I can understand why the fired him, they have full right to. I also think it may have been a bit harsh.
But I've seen worse contract agreements and breachs. But if he were to breach Goggle's NDA, that'd be dumb. Unless Google hired him for the purpose of leaking stuff and thus start a new marketing campaign! But either way:
Non-Disclosure Agreement=serious biznez!!
13. xtremesv (Posts: 258; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Instead of firing their sincere employees M$ should listen to them closely to avoid their stupid top management decisions.