Reuters reports, “Chris Payne, corporate vice president of Windows Live search, is leaving Microsoft to start his own company in Seattle, said the source, who asked not to be identified. A Microsoft spokesman declined to comment.”
“Payne would become the second executive from Microsoft’s Internet arm in the last week planning to leave the company. Blake Irving, a Microsoft vice president who oversees the company’s AdCenter system that sells ads next to search results, plans to retire, Microsoft said,” Reuters reports.
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