Scobleizer, aka Robert Scoble, has left Microsoft to work with Podtech. As many have suggested, this is a departure may come as a bit of a blow to Microsoft as Scobelizer's blog has been helpful to soften Microsoft's image over the past couple of years.

There has been a palpable change in people's attitudes toward Microsoft of late. The company has been working hard to change opinions and has been helped, to some degree, by Google's activities. Scoble has been an engaging mouthpiece for Microsoft. I hope that he will continue to produce valuable insights into his new interests.