MSN Chief To Exit
Feb 20, 2006, 6:00 AM
Microsoft's David Cole, the senior vice president in charge of MSN, intends to take a one-year leave of absence from the company at the end of April, according to a report in Saturday's Seattle Post-Intelligencer. After years of struggling, MSN now is profitable, but traffic to its search engine lags far behind Google's and Yahoo's. "While our progress in the market doesn't completely show it yet, I feel strongly that our strategy, our investments, and our leadership is on track to get us to a winning market position," Cole wrote in an e-mail obtained by the Seattle P-I.