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Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord /Telegram Different sources report that Alex Kipman, a Microsoft employee who was the head of the HoloLens project and one of the developers who made the Kinect a reality, is about to leave the company. This after he tendered his resignation after various accusations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse. The information comes from GeekWire, a medium that leaked an internal Microsoft statement in which Scott Guthrie, head of the company’s cloud, reported on it. In the email he noted that the time is right for Kipman to leave the company and pursue other projects. At no time does he refer to the accusations. That said, Insider sources report that more than 25 Microsoft employees filed an internal report accusing Kipman of sexual harassment and verbal abuse. The report states that he inappropriately touched at least one employee and also showed virtual reality videos containing pornographic material to employees. In fact, employees reportedly warned never to leave a woman alone with Kipman. The situation was so dire that a Microsoft executive who remains anonymous said the coronavirus pandemic was the best thing that could happen for the team because it freed them from having to interact with Kipman in person. It is worth mentioning that Kipman’s resignation will not be immediate. In fact, he will stay with the company for a couple more months to help the transition process that his resignation will lead to. What happens is that with his resignation, the hardware teams of the mixed reality division will join the Windows + Devices organization commanded by Panos Panay. At the moment, Microsoft has neither confirmed nor denied the reports. We will keep an eye on it and let you know if an official source confirms this information.
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