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General Manager at Microsoft, Senior Vice President at Yahoo!, See All (6)

Detailed Description

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As Chief Technology Officer, David ensures that Playdom develops excellent front-end engineering while building flawless back-end scalability. With more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, David has been leading the direction of the technology industry for most of his career.

Prior to joining Playdom, David served as a Senior Vice President at Yahoo! where he delivered their Open Strategy and Data platform and drove Yahoo! to open its network to third parties and encourage social integration.

Before that, he held various executive roles at Microsoft, and his work ranged from managing the experience of Windows Vista to adding mobility to Microsoft Exchange Server.

He was also a leader in MSN.com, the creation of Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine, and the creation of Internet Explorer.

Experience (6)

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    korl8

    Co-Founder & Board Member
    May 13, 2013 - Nov 13, 2013
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    Playdom

    Chief Technology Officer
    Apr, 2010 - Sep, 2010
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    Yahoo!

    Senior Vice President
    Nov, 2006 - Apr, 2010
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    Yahoo!

    Group Vice President
    2006 - Jan, 2007
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    Microsoft

    General Manager
    Aug, 1994 - Nov, 2006
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    Microsoft

    Technical Advisor to CTO
    1994 - Jan, 2003

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