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Windows Phone Developer Experience chief leaves for Amazon

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Windows Phone Developer Experience chief leaves for Amazon
If you pay even a little bit of attention to the Windows Phone ecosystem, you probably know Brandon Watson, who had been the head of Developer Experience for Windows Phone, but now he's moving on to a new gig with Amazon. His job is going to be pretty different though. 

While working with Microsoft, Watson has been very outgoing in running contests and getting Windows Phone more visibility as well as working with developers to help make the Marketplace the fastest growing smartphone app store around. His new job with Amazon will be as the Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team, which, as you might guess, is the team responsible for creating the Kindle apps for all of the various platforms around. 

Microsoft hasn't announced a replacement yet. 

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posted on 04 Feb 2012, 19:27

1. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


SorTa funny

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 19:34

2. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


Ok no idea how I posted on this page I was on the Siri joke the I got moved to here :s.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 15:42

7. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Siri got you back. Personal assistance karma.....

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 01:15

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Lots of Microsoft staff have been leaving lately. Most went to apple.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 01:50

4. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


idreamer.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 04:12 1

5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 802; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


He was a pretty good employee, sad to see him leave... But he and the team has got MSFT's WP7 going in the right direction! Hopefully more people like him are hired and the train keeps rolling strong with WP8!

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 10:12

6. tedkord (Posts: 4932; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


God, I hope he doesn't make kindle look like the ugly metro UI.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 16:01 1

8. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Bye bye windows!

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