“A senior Microsoft Corp. executive who oversaw the launch of its Zune digital music player plans to leave the company, the world’s largest software maker said on Wednesday,” Reuters reports.
“Bryan Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division, … is a key deputy of Robbie Bach, head of Microsoft’s entertainment and device division. J Allard, a rising star within Microsoft and one of the early Xbox leaders, will now take full responsibility for the Zune business,” Reuters reports.
Reuters reports, “Lee plans to leave the company in the next several weeks to pursue personal interests, Microsoft said.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Buh-bye, Bryan. Excellent work. By the way, Microsoft’s J Allard has 9 iPods and uses an Apple Mac.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MrKruser” for the heads up.]
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