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Microsoft Escapees Find New Hosts to Damage Society From



Summary: Microsoft personnel respawning under umbrellas that are seemingly subservient to Microsoft

A SAD reality we must all accept is that when a company filled with unethical people suddenly implodes, then those same unethical people that the company is comprised of end up infesting other companies that hire them. One example that we covered before is Visible Technologies, which is spying on people also on behalf of its client Microsoft. Visible Technologies was created with Microsoft funding and people. This includes former Microsoft data miners who are now spying on people and responding to them in blogs. They try to police coverage of companies like Microsoft. They call it "PR", which is a euphemism, and Microsoft has a whole bunch of these firms out there.



According to the Microsoft-sponsored TechFlash, a Microsoft executive whose departure from Microsoft we wrote about before [1, 2] and role in antitrust exhibits we saw here, is becoming the CTO of Atigeo. It is a "data intelligence" (potential use is spying) company which is already filled with the Microsoft family. It's like another one of those Microsoft offshoots near Redmond (a corporate reunion).

Bellevue-based Atigeo -- a 5-year-old data intelligence company -- has attracted two high-profile executives to lead technology and financial operations. Jawad Khaki, a longtime Microsoft executive who left the software giant last summer, has joined the company as chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering. At Microsoft, Khaki served as a corporate vice president in the Windows Group.

Meanwhile, Nathaniel "Buster" Brown -- the former chief financial officer at Paul Allen's Vulcan Ventures -- has taken up that same position at the company. Brown already sits on the company's board.Atigeo is led by Michael Sandoval, the former Director of Partner Strategy at Microsoft and a former executive at AccessLine Communications.


There may be serious, uninvited compromises of privacy, which Microsoft has just violated in other ways that we will cover later on.

Moving on a little, based on this new press release, Microsoft is promoting anti-GNU/Linux FUDMeister, Susan Hauser. We wrote about her a few weeks ago because she is no ordinary executive. It's a snake to GNU/Linux and she gets to be a leader now, after two decade in the company (that's a lot of time for indoctrination). She has been spreading lies and FUD against the competition (especially software patents FUD), which is how one gets promoted in the abusive, monopolistic company that is currently suing TiVo (a Linux distributor). Microsoft is suing because its own rival to TiVo is going nowhere and is fragmented. To whit:

The one thing that I don’t get and that Microsoft didn’t have a good answer for, is why is the company building up two separate products/interfaces (Mediaroom, Windows Media Center) that are designed to do very similar things?


Based on the escape route of Rodriguez (Microsoft SVP), it's a messy technical affair that articles continue to shed light on. Another Microsoft SVP, Veghte, very recently quit the company, right after a meeting with Microsoft's Ballmer. There is still mostly whitewashing of his character coming from the Microsoft de facto PR people [1, 2, 3] (all the familiar names). It's like when someone passes away and suddenly nobody dares to say anything negative, probably "out of respect". Microsoft news is delivered almost exclusively by people whom Microsoft is pampering to become apologists.

Here is another new appointment to note:

Wayne Guinn, Director of Finance for The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) has been named to the 2010 Microsoft Not For Profit Advisory Board.


"Non-profit accounting"... now, isn't that a paradox? The conflicts of interests which this can generate are not too obvious, but the future might tell.

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