Microsoft Loses A KIN Manager To Yahoo

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has hired John Matheny, one of the managers behind the KIN, which Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) abruptly shut down a month-or-so after it was launched. Matheny was directly responsible for the part of KIN that was universally liked the most by reviewers, the KIN Studio, which beautifully backed up data from the device to the cloud.

His departure was reported first by All Things Digital, which confirmed that Matheny is now SVP of Yahoo