Well that didn't take long! A month after Rahul Sood resigned
at HP, he has now found a home at a rival company: Microsoft
. Rahul Sood
is a major figure in the PC gaming world. He founded VoodooPC, which
was then swallowed up by HP and woven into the "Envy" line of computers.
But HP never really felt like a great fit for Sood, at least from the
outside. HP just feels way too corporate for a free thinker like Sood,
but honestly his new company isn't too different. The new company is
Microsoft, which makes sense for Sood to end up at, but it's still a
very structured corporation.
Rahul isn't saying much about his new post, but his title is in stone.
He's the GM for System Experience in the Interactive Entertainment
Business. That's a pretty long-winded title, and it's probably meant to
be. We doubt Rahul will have rigid guidelines around what he can and
can't do at Microsoft; he's an innovator at heart, and if given the
freedom to do his own thing at Microsoft, who knows what could come of
Rahul has stated that he'll be working on some amazing things at the
start of next year, but he's still deciding whether or not to attend
CES. Here's to a bright future!