If The Verge's sources are accurate, Steven Sinofsky's departure from Microsoft (MSFT) was due...

If The Verge's sources are accurate, Steven Sinofsky's departure from Microsoft (MSFT) was due to his "abrasive" personality and habit of "putting up roadblocks for products" that threaten his power. Scott Forstall might be able to sympathize. A recent CNET profile of Sinofsky relayed criticism of his management style, and also noted he was "increasingly disregarding" Steve Ballmer's efforts "to get the Windows group to work in concert with other divisions." Sinofsky claims his departure was a "personal and private choice," but Microsoft says the decision was mutual. (org chart comic)

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  • vallies
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    Why didn't they put Halo 4 on a select few RTs? They could have had both launches timed together with a bunch of media hype, along with the promise of free maps, what ever else for future game: games with the purchase of an RT. With the select few, some models could have had Halo 4 logos on it. Then they could have mentioned about Halo/Surf gaming war playoffs. Something is better than nothing. VMW viturilazation is loosing some share to MSFT.
    13 Nov 2012, 06:13 AM Reply Like
  • Arkeh Capital
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    See Sinofsky mail to MSFT employees: http://cnet.co/W0sgCr Key to me is that his departure is no signal for product weakness or product related Problems. Large organisations are no one man show.
    13 Nov 2012, 06:14 AM Reply Like
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    As an investor this is a perfect time to add to my position.
    13 Nov 2012, 08:04 AM Reply Like
  • jetson100
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    This was an excellent move ! Their is no one man show, Microsoft just got better looking. I will add to my position.
    13 Nov 2012, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • Remyngton
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    Ballmer needs to go also


    Sinofsky + Ballmer = Chimp City
    13 Nov 2012, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • TangoOscar
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    I'm adding to my position with Microsoft at 27.00.
    13 Nov 2012, 10:51 AM Reply Like
  • elsrmp56
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    Dear Mr. Gates:
    Please get your head out of your charitable ass and get your company back to being the technology giant it should be. Don't you have any pride left for MSFT? You have deserted investors that once believed in your company and invested their hard earned money. Shame on you!
    13 Nov 2012, 11:14 AM Reply Like
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