Sinofsky’s first VC deal: Car-sharing tech startup Local Motion lands $6M

Andreessen Horowitz is leading a $6 million investment in Local Motion, a Burlingame, Calif., startup whose technology can be installed in cars and used in conjunction with an online service and mobile app to essentially make any vehicle shareable. It’s the first notable investment for Steven Sinofsky, the former Microsoft Windows chief who announced last… Read More

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Former Windows chief Sinofsky joins Andreessen Horowitz

Steven Sinofsky, who left his job as Microsoft’s Windows president last year, has joined prominent venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a board partner. The announcement this morning helps to answer the question of what Sinofsky will be doing in his post-Microsoft career, but it also leaves the door open to other positions elsewhere for… Read More

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Poll: Is Windows chief’s exit good or bad for Microsoft?

Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky’s surprise departure from the company yesterday is generating all sorts of speculation, including a theory that he left after making an unsuccessful case to be designated Steve Ballmer’s successor as Microsoft’s chief executive. Sinofsky is a polarizing figure, with fans and critics, and the reaction to his departure is having… Read More