So, I’ve been working on this for a while and we finally got the paperwork completed last Friday.
Effective immediately, Microsoft Inc.(NASDAQ: MSFT) will be taking a majority shareholder position in both my parent company Nnigma Inc. (NASDAQ: NGMA) and all associated web properties including Windows8update.com.
Microsoft and I have been discussing this arrangement for quite a while (3 months) and I’m glad to say we were finally able to come to mutually beneficial terms late last week.
I’ve been dying to say something to my close friends and family but have been sworn to absolute silence under an iron-clad NDA.
Over the next few weeks, you can expect to see substantial branding changes and improvements to this site as well as all other technology properties now under the Nnigma banner.
This doesn’t mean that you should stop reading Windows8update.com.
On the contrary, under the terms of our agreement, we will be hiring 15 new writers to continue to provide strategic and objective analysis on Windows 8.
I will be leaving the site sometime in the next three months to begin work at Microsoft as Assistant Vice-President of Online Marketing in the Windows division.
I’ve been given the responsibility of laying out a credible online marketing framework for the upcoming release of Windows 8.
I can’t go into too much detail about my new responsibilities but I can tell you this, we have a lot of exciting things coming your way in 2012.
My family and I are nervous and excited about the move to Redmond and the challenges that will come with this position but what can I say, you live and you learn right?
Now, about you the reader.
I can’t tell you how much it has meant to me to have 20,000 of you coming to the site everyday looking for the latest news and updates about Windows 8.
Your comments and words of encouragement have meant the world to me and I will miss writing these articles for you.
I can only say that I hope I can continue to make you as proud of me at Microsoft as you guys are here.
Thanks for your time.
Oh and one last thing…