Breaking News: Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft to head to Amazon

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The face of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, Brandon Watson, is leaving Microsoft to head to Amazon.

There he will be Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team, working on the product development roadmap for Kindle apps across all first- and third-party platforms worldwide, including the Windows Phone app and the Windows 8 app.

He told Mary Jo Foley “it was a hard decision, but the opportunity placed in front of me that was too big to pass up.”

No replacement has been announced yet.

At WMPoweruser.com we have had our clashes with Brandon, but the proof of his success is the 60,000 odd apps in Marketplace, and we can but regret his departure and wish him the best for the future.

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