Windows Phone Developer Exec Leaving for Amazon
Brandon Watson, who has been heading up Microsoft’s efforts to convince programmers to develop for Windows Phone, is leaving the company for Seattle-area neighbor Amazon.
“The rumors are true,” Watson said in a Twitter post. “The team is in great hands.”
At Amazon, Watson will lead a group working on Kindle applications for various Amazon-made and non-Amazon devices.
Watson’s move was earlier reported by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley.
Update: Microsoft confirmed that Watson’s last day is Monday.
“Brandon did a great job helping us build a vibrant developer community and we wish him well with his next adventure,” a representative said in a statement.
Microsoft did not immediately say who would pick up Watson’s duties.