Robert Scoble Leaving Microsoft for Podcasting Startup

Jun 12th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Corporate Podcasts, Podcasting Networks, Video Podcasts

Robert Scoble podcasterRobert Scoble is going to have to change his tagline. The “Microsoft Geek Blogger” is leaving Microsoft to join the podcasting startup PodTech.Scoble’s site, which focuses on tech issues relating to Microsoft, has been one of the most popular blogs for several years. Of over 3,000 bloggers active at Microsoft, Scoble has been the most influential, because his frequent criticism of the company made his praise all the more credible.

Scoble captions his photo, right, “How I Feel.”

Scoble will be joining PodTech, a podcasting startup founded by John Furrier. Furrier hosts the InfoTalk podcast, which focuses on technology and Silicon Valley. The company recently raised $5.5 million in venture capital to expand its offerings, and to “play a big role in the evolving ecosystem of this new media.”According to Scoble, he was happy and supported at Microsoft, but he’s leaving for new opportunities.

“Just about a year ago John Furrier interviewed me at the Supernova conference,” writes Scoble. “I thought he was the nicest guy who I had ever met. That was important to me.”

“When life hands you a metaphorical equivilent of a gold coin you better do something with it,” he adds. “Invest it in something else. If you don’t I believe that’s unethical. My ethical system says that you should reinvest your talents and your luck to make the world a better place.”

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