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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Microsoft shutters consumer unit Pioneer Studios


Microsoft has shuttered Pioneer Studios, the innovative brainchild of former Microsoftie J Allard, and the consumer unit responsible for parts of the Xbox, Windows Phone 7, Kin and the failed Courier tablet.
Launched three years ago, Pioneer Studios was designed to be a hub of innovation, located in Seattle's gritty Pioneer Square -- as far away as possible from Microsoft's corporate maze in Redmond. Headed by Allard, the father of the Xbox, it was a studio where "ideas could incubate and creative expression could flow unhindered," according to SkB Architects, which designed the space.
(The studio is pretty incredible, I wonder what will become of it? Check out more photos of the space here.)
A couple of videos have been passed around that feature of co-founder Georg Petschnigg talking about the unit's mission.
One video shows Petschnigg talking about Pioneer's product focus. He said that the group focused on high-revenue consumer products, but only had a 20 percent success rate due to early adoption.
"Often times our work just doesn't go anywhere. That's one of the perils of being an entrepreneur," he said.
One notable product was the failed Courier tablet. The two-sided device was more of a booklet than a tablet, with a touchscreen and stylus (Petschnigg refers to it as a digital journal on his LinkedIn profile). Though the device never made it outside of Microsoft’s labs, the prototype received a warm reception by critics, before the company shelved the project last year.
The team also worked on parts of the ill-fated Kin phone, the Xbox, Windows Phone 7 and the Zune music player.
The news of Pioneer's closure was reported by CNET, and confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson who said team members had moved to other divisions or left the company.
Allard led the charge on the Xbox and was CTO of Microsoft's Entertainment and Device division before leaving the company a year ago.
Petschnigg left Pioneer in April to work on an undisclosed new software venture, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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