Microsoft's Windows Phone GM quits to launch own company

By on August 8, 2011 at 1:30 PM.

Microsoft's Windows Phone GM quits to launch own company

Microsoft’s General Manager of the Windows Phone Developer Experience on Monday announced that he is leaving Microsoft to launch a start up. Kindel did not share the details of his new endeavor, and his public profile on networking site LinkedIn lists him as Founder and CTO of <redacted> at A super secret stealth startup. “[The start up] has to do with sports, advertising, mobile, social-networking, and, of course, the cloud,” Kindel wrote in a post on his personal blog. “I’m insanely excited to get started.” The soon-to-be former executive was with Microsoft for 21 years, having joined the Redmond-based company’s developer support group in 1990. Kindel’s full email to his team regarding the decision follows below. More →

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Windows Phone 7 appears on video

By on March 8, 2010 at 6:14 AM.

Windows Phone 7 appears on video

Windows Phone 7 Video Demo

Microsoft’s Charlie Kindel was ambushed spoke with CNET on a quaint San Francisco sidewalk this week about Windows Phone 7 Series. Among the topics covered were Microsoft’s commitment to improving the developer experience with Windows Phone 7, Xbox Live integration in the new OS, and a few UI walk-throughs on a phone Kindel just happened to have in his pocket with WP7 on it. We’ve got the video for you after the break. The magic begins about two minutes into the video for those of you who are impatient. More →

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