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Microsoft's Vice President of Spin Quits the Company

MICROSOFT HAS been losing top staff for quite some time now with some key examples of vice presidents leaving about a month ago. They leave very, very quietly, but we've just spotted the departure of yet another vice president. It is, as usual, announced only as an appointment of a replacement.

Microsoft said Tuesday it had appointed Simon Sproule as the company's new corporate vice president of corporate communications.

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Sproule replaces Larry Cohen, who left Microsoft to work as Bill Gates' chief of staff.


So who was Larry Cohen?

Here is his involvement (as recipient) in planting positive Vista coverage a few years back and also in spinning anti-GNU/Linux programmes. More recently we showed how he handed over "talking points" to Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates. According to the above report, he will be serving as "Bill Gates' chief of staff." What does that mean? Is Bill Gates a company now? Jeff Raikes recently left his top position at Microsoft to serve another division of the Gates movement. It's not really about help (as he himself admitted), but it's disguised as just that.

Is there more of a political movement growing outside Microsoft Corporation? We are aware of other offshoots of the Microsoft ecosystem, such as the division dedicated to patent extortion, headed by Microsoft's Nathan Myhrvold. Gates is still there with him.

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