Summary: Another day, another departing vice president at the company that made a pact with NSA after antitrust investigations over crimes
Microsoft has been losing a lot of top-level executives in recent years (we mostly kept track in 2009-2010) and here is the latest .
Citing this article from December, iophk (who gave the above link) asks, “is this an attempt to whitewash it of the association with Surface?
“Several tons of MS Surfaces are in the dump too, according to popular conception along side the ET cartridges.”
As we pointed out a few days ago, Xbox is losing in a very major way (to Sony) and Xbox (as a whole) has lost/cost billions of dollars to the monopolist (currently it seems like Xbox has a business model of spying on users in their houses through cameras and more [1, 2]). A lot of the Xbox management quit the company in droves years ago, leaving the product in disarray. Blair Westlake is just the latest to depart. █
Related/contextual items from the news:
Blair Westlake has abruptly resigned from Microsoft, Variety has confirmed.
The former Universal television chairman joined Microsoft in 2004, to head media partnerships and oversaw the licensing of TV shows and movies for the company’s Xbox platforms. He was corporate VP of Microsoft’s Media and Entertainment Group.