Using an iPod at Microsoft is not OK - at some divisions

Posted on Friday, Feb 04 2005 @ 21:57 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Apple iPod is without a doubt a very hot item, and here's another piece of news to confirm this. An anonymous source at Microsoft said that 80 percent of the Microsoft employees who have a portable music player have an iPod.

The high-level manager who leaked this on the web said that roughly 80 percent of Microsoft's employees have an MP3 player. This makes about 16,000 iPod users among the 25,000 workers at Microsoft's Redmond campus.
How "stealth" varies from division to division. At the company's Macintosh Business Unit, which publishes a wide range of software for the Mac, owning an iPod is almost de rigueur.

But at the Windows Digital Media Group, which is charged with software for portable players and the WMA format, using an iPod is not a good career move.
More details at Wired


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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