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Subject:  Re: Sinofsky building a startup with Forstall? Date:  11/14/2012  7:36 PM
Author:  steve203 Number:  156042 of 157171

"Sinofsky? Timing is strange, Maybe I'm off, but I thought Sinofsky sort of was the voice of W8."

Company spin:

Microsoft's Windows chief leaves in power struggle

Microsoft Corp. didn't elaborate on the reasons behind the end of Sinofsky's 23-year career at the company. But all signs point to tensions boiling over as Ballmer tries to weave Microsoft's products more closely together so the technology is easily accessible whenever and wherever people want to work, play and communicate.
To achieve his objectives, Ballmer is trying to dismantle fiefdoms within Microsoft that date back to the 1990s when co-founder Bill Gates ran the company. According to industry analysts, Gates divided the company into different engineering silos devoted to each of Microsoft's key franchises - Windows, the Office suite of software, online serv