Ex-Technorati Techie Goes To Microsoft
Niall Kennedy was one of a few people to depart blog search site Technorati in recent months, and now he has announced he will join the Windows Live team.
Kennedy will work with Microsoft’s Windows Live division to develop a feed syndication platform that should connect syndicated content with users regardless of their platform, he disclosed on his blog:
Once developed, Kennedy envisions users being able to access content from virtually anywhere on a host of devices. Achieving this means “having a strong enough platform on the back-end to make it all possible.”
Industry insiders have posted their positive views of Kennedy coming aboard the Redmond mothership, even if he will be working in California for a while.
The Microsoft-tracking LiveSide.net website noted, “Niall is definitely a great asset to Microsoft, especially Windows Live, so hopefully they’ll make good use of him. That said, Niall seems very keen to join as he’s nearly got the internal mantra word-perfect and he hasn’t even be forced to drink the kool-aid yet 😉 ”
Windows Live’s Dare Obasanjo had been slated to work on a syndication platform, but other duties have cropped up, he observed on his blog. However, Kennedy’s availability came to the rescue:
All proceeded well, and Kennedy accepted the offer.
David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.