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Microsoft’s ‘Brandon Generator,’ created by Edgar Wright, Tommy Lee Edwards, and you

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Microsoft is launching The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator today, an HTML5-based four part series of animations showcasing what’s possible on the web without the use of plugins. It’s a film noir-inspired story written by Edgar Wright — the man behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Spaced — that follows the story of Brandon Generator, a comic book artist with a terrible case of writer’s block. The artwork comes from illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards, famous for his work on the Batman, Hellboy, and Marvel 1985 comics. Narration comes courtesy of Julian Barratt, one half of The Mighty Boosh.

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Windows Phone exec Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft, headed to Amazon

There’s some more corporate reshuffling going on in the Windows Phone universe this week, now that Brandon Watson has confirmed his departure from Microsoft. Watson, who served as head of the WP Developer Experience, announced the news on his Twitter page Friday, and later told ZDNet that he’s heading to Amazon, where he’ll be Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team. In an e-mail to ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley, Watson acknowledged the difficulty of the decision, but ultimately decided that “the opportunity placed in front of me that was too big to pass up.” At Amazon, the exec will be charged with laying out a roadmap for Kindle app development across first- and third-party platforms, including, of course, Windows Phone and Windows 8. Microsoft has yet to announce a replacement, issuing the following statement: “We can confirm February 6th is Brandon Watson’s last day at Microsoft. Brandon did a great job helping us build a vibrant developer community and we wish him well with his next adventure.”

Windows Phone exec Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft, headed to Amazon originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft’s head of Windows Phone developer experience, Brandon Watson, leaves for Amazon

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Brandon Watson has become fairly well known in the somewhat insular world of people who pay attention to Windows Phone development. Watson was the head of Windows Phone Developer Experience at Microsoft and has often taken to Twitter to rouse some rabble for the platform by seeding phones, reaching out to developers spurned by other companies, and even recruiting developers who had been stuck on a dying platform. Watson’s tweet today confirms that he’s leaving the company, and in an email to Mary Jo Foley he said that his new job will be Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team, where he will work on the Kindle apps for all the myriad platforms it appears on. Microsoft has not yet named a replacement, but the company will want to find…

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