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Microsoft’s former Internet Explorer chief has decided to leave the company

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Dean Hachamovitch, the guy who led the development of Internet Explorer for about 10 years, has decided to bid goodbye to Microsoft (via GeekWire).

Hachamovitch explains the reason behind the sudden departure that he is ready to enjoy a different point of view on both tech and life. It’s been 24 years that Hachamovitch joined Microsoft and worked as a general manager for Internet Explorer team since 2003, until a reorganization that happened last year.

Hachamovitch was repositioned within the company to become chief data scientist for the Windows team. He led a team within the operating system unit looking at how to better use data and statistics to improve Windows.

Hachamovitch said in an interview with GeekWire

I’m overdue for a change. The company really has changed a lot.

Post departure, the Internet Explorer guru will be making use of his infinite knowledge to work as an adviser to LifeQ, a company that uses data to create digital simulations of human physiology.

Though, many most of us aren’t big fans of Internet Explorer now,  it once enjoyed the title of the most widely- used browser. However, Mozilla and Google with their ultra-fast and user-friendly browsers took over the entire market. Despite of numerous attempts, IE failed to cop up with the increasingly internet-centric user’s demand and has shown no active developments since then, losing ground to competitors.

In fact, Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox were once (and even now) responsible for IE getting a rather strange title of being ” A Browser which is used to download other browsers.”

Moreover, IE has also been one of the primary targets for cyber attacks and hackers due to numerous vulnerabilities which were left exposed during its development. Accepting the same in  a Microsoft Conference in 2006, Hachamovitch had then said that the IE team had “messed up” and though they were committed to IE’s development, they “did not do a good job demonstrating it“.


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