AOL hires Microsoft manager

Michael Wehrs to be chief technical evangelist for AOL wireless group.

Time Warner's AOL has hired a Microsoft manager as chief technical evangelist for AOL's wireless group, AOL said on Tuesday. Michael Wehrs was director of business and industry development at Microsoft, and was responsible for driving industry adoption of the company's products, including its next-generation Windows Vista operating system. At AOL he will serve as technical visionary, industry spokesman and standards and public representative for the company's wireless platform and embedded products.

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