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Microsoft's man rallying developers and partners to buy into Windows Phone is reportedly jumping ship to help push Amazon's cross-platform Kindle push. Brandon Watson is head of the Developer Experience team working on Windows Phone 7, which leads developer marketing and developer platform products. Watson is reported to be …

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Why do they want to help Microsoft?

I don't get it, why do they take bad employees from Microsoft? Wouldn't that help Microsoft?

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@Christian Berger: Watson is more or less a freelance entrepreneur who has engaged in a multitude of business endeavours, of which his stint at MS was just the most recent. His move to Amazon is entirely consistent with his career to-date.

What makes you say he is a "bad" employee, just out of interest?

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Indeed, the head of *Developer* experience isn't really responsible for WP7 failing to sell. As far as we know developers are perfectly happy with WP7.

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Good for Amazon, hopefully good for Windows Phone

In what way is Brandon a "bad employee"? Sure, he's creative and gets things done and engages well with the development community - all of which probably threaten folks who want to hide under a rock and be mediocre

He's had a good track record at Microsoft and looks like he's going on to a great position with Amazon where hopefully he can at least continue to represent for the Windows Phone business he's done a great job of growing

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Hmm, a Microsoft man joining the Kindle "cross-platform" team?

I smell a rat. Nokia, anyone?

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Sinking Ship Icon ?

WP is going nowhere and these folks know it.

PS NT kernel on a phone ? Wow it's back to the retro Motorola phones of the 80s.

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Squeak, squeak, splash

As we all know, rats can swim quite well, especially when the platform is burnin^Wsinking..

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