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

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

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…



Happy April Fools day

Happy April Fools day

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Santosh Pillai

    Cool!! I actually become a one!

    • Onuora Amobi

      Thanks for the comments..

  • Nairb1997

    I HATE you so much.

    • Onuora Amobi

      I think there’s a song with that title…

  • Daryl

    let me know how windows 8 turns out to me microsoft is going out to be a big F (fail) due because of the start menu button, all people want is to run old programs and games and microsoft has screwed me up to bits and others.they are making it impossible for me and others

    • Onuora Amobi

      Did you read the article?

  • sarveshmotihari

    Oh my God!! I became so sad that you will leave this website….

    BTW this was an excellent April fool trick…

    • Onuora Amobi

      Thank you…  🙂

  • J Bentz

    Very funny… couldn’t believe it, and then… duh

    • Onuora Amobi


  • Handa

    Hahahahaha! Good one! 😀 

    • Onuora Amobi

      A little fun once in a while doesn’t hurt…

  • Liviu Chis-Dan

    You jolly jocker! b-(

    • Onuora Amobi

      I try…

  • Ilostelrooy

    seriously … you got me 

    • Onuora Amobi

      Good… 🙂

  • Rene Curiel

    I wish you much success and luck.

    • Onuora Amobi

      You might want to re-read the article.

  • keiko

    Funny !!! You got me.

    • Onuora Amobi


  • ECM2

    Congratulations Mr. Amobi!!!! Does that mean you will have more impact in the design of the final Windows 8? Or you just have to eat some of your words in exchange for that big fat MS check? Who is going to replace you as Master Blogger?  I have been a Big Fan of you and will certainly miss you.  I have one big FAVOR to ask though.  Kindly tell the MS folks to release a Citrix Receiver for Windows Phone 7.5 ASAP. I work in three big hospitals and everything we do is Citrix-driven… from medical records management, to email, to reporting, to accessing laboratory and radiologic data. My colleagues like Windows phone but are not able to switch for one reason – no Citrix support. I have been ranting about this in the MS, Citrix, and independent forums only to be ignored the last 6 months or so. The lack of WP7 Citrix support is not trivial for MS.  In the enterprise environment, Citrix is a huge player and the fact that most employees can happily use Citrix via iPhones, iPads, and Android phones spells corporate doom to MS.  You know this and as an MS fanboy now (or better as an MS employee) you now have a big say on this issue. Again congratulations and best of luck!!! 


    • ECM2

      Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

      • Onuora Amobi

        LOL…  I was waiting for you to catch on…

  • Underage-thinking

    Omg I was feeling sooooooo jealous u !!

    • Onuora Amobi

      LOL Nothing wrong with a coprporate takeove once in a while..

  • Michael

    Yeah, good one man…. I was thinking there goes the objective criticism….

    • Onuora Amobi

      Still here to give you the objectivity…

  • Doug

    Ha ha ha ha! Reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons when Microsoft took over Homer’s company 🙂

    • Onuora Amobi

      That was a funny episode…

  • Linda

    You got me!!!

    • Onuora Amobi

      I’m glad…

  • 4scoresn7yrsago


  • Errantnight

    You Had me at “this may be the  last”………
    Please keep the insightful dialog going

    • Onuora Amobi

      I’ll do my best…

  • Daniel Gray

    Please….I don’t know how the rest of you could be so gullible. Did any of you even look at the date before reading this? I though must give credit as it was extremely funny reading the replies and seeing how many of you were actually taken in by this joke. Congrats Mr. Amobi on fooling people. You probably would have nailed more of them if you had not told them what happened as that would have violated your NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement meaning you were not to talk about it) and just said you were acquired by MS and left it at that. All in all it was a nice joke.

    • Onuora Amobi


  • Anasalikhan

    Woww. Onuoro man congratulations . All the best for your upcoming Job and challenges u will facing. Go and rock it , how u r rocking here. yah one thing i will missing  u writing. once again All tthe best sir.

    • Onuora Amobi

      Thanks but you might want to read the article again…

  • Kenny

    Really good here – he had me going…

  • Quocka35

    Well you sure had me in there until Iscrolled to the bottom of the page. Pity it’s not true!

    • Onuora Amobi

      Yeah.. That would be a fun job..

  • Darkpr0fit

    Ya had me worried, thought u sold out. Just kidding, lol.

    • Onuora Amobi

      Hey you never know.. it could happen one day… the funny thing is that if it did now, no one would believe me.

  • Clake

    Ques. What do you get when you mix a good blogger with a sense of humor?
    Ans. Onuora!

    • Onuora Amobi

      I try. I try..

  • Jacob122brown

    oh dam u got me 

    • Onuora Amobi


  • Steve Steiner

    I got the joke within the first paragraph, the only reason I could see Microsoft buying this site is for the name, the rest was a pretty big tell given most of the other recent articles. However, I did think the e-mail about Advanced System Care the other day was an April Fools day hoax. Then I looked and noticed that April Fools was still a few days away. While I sometimes don’t agree with Onuora’s opinions professionally, I still never imagined that his company would ally itself with one that has IObit’s reputation.

  • NazmusLabs

    I enjoy reading april fools articles! They really let everyone get creative in making up stories. 🙂 Good job!

    • Onuora Amobi

      It’s one day of fun throughout the year. All good…

  • Weilunchan

    Congrats Onuora Amobi. You have been very resourceful to us (the reader). We hope that you can take some time to come back here to write amazing article for us. Good luck.

    • Onuora Amobi

      Read the article.

  • clifton stillman

    Ahh you got me,Damn you funny man.Lol!!

    • Onuora Amobi

      Sorry dude – once a year…

  • Viv McDonald

    Oh you rotten thing!! I was excited/sad, now laughing my head off!! Good one 🙂

    • Onuora Amobi

      Glad to see this is still catching people off guard.  🙂

  • Bill Gates

    Hi Onoura.  We have no plans of acquiring your company right now as we are still enjoying the free publicity you generate for Microsoft. Maybe next year.  Regards to all! 

  • Jase Wolf

    Oh my word Onuora!

    How creative is that imagination of yours? lol

    When I saw that April fools pic, I thought today was April fools lol.
    Forgot about the month lollol.

    Thanks a lot Onuora for making me laugh LOLLOLLOLLOL