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APRIL 1, 2013 – SEATTLE, WA – Building on the massive success of the Amazon Kindle Fire, Charlie Kindel today is announcing that he has taken on a full-time role at the software and retail giant to build the Amazon Kindle Charlie™. The Amazon Kindle Charlie™ will be Amazon’s entry into the hotly contested home server market.
“I was really enjoying working with startups, and really didn’t expect to be working at one of the giants again,” said Charlie Kindel, who successfully built several defunct or soon to be defunct products while at Microsoft and in two startups, “but Amazon presented me with an opportunity to build a bold and audacious new business that I simply couldn’t pass up. The fact that it’s a home server and will be named after me was just icing on the cake.”
Charlie will still be involved in the Seattle startup community as an angel investor, mentor, and speaker, but his level of engagement will obviously be reduced.
“Amazon’s vision is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. I’ve long been a huge fan, and I’m jazzed about the idea of working in an environment where the first principle is to start with the customer and work backwards” said Charlie. “I get to build a new team in going after a totally new area for Amazon. I’m particularly excited about all hiring I need to do for cloud and mobile developers and testers, program managers, and product managers.”
According to Charlie, the Amazon Kindle Charlie™ home server will be available in the market about the same time people start spelling Kindel correctly.
In related news, Charlie announced today that he will be stepping down as CEO of BizLogr, Inc, the startup he founded that created the wildly successful www.MileLogr.com. The current CTO will take over reigns as CEO. A search has started for a replacement CTO.
For press-inquiries please email. If you are interested in joining Charlie’s new team at Amazon you can email him at kindelc @ amazon.com.