Mixer co-founder James Boehm leaves Microsoft

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What you need to know

  • Mixer is a livestreaming platform now owned by Microsoft.
  • One of its co-founders, James Boehm, is leaving Microsoft.
  • He's currently on the board of GamerGoo, a lotion company.
  • It's unclear what he plans to do aside from that at the moment.

Mixer is an interactive livestreaming platform along the lines of Twitch. Today, one of its co-founders, James Boehm, announced that he was leaving Microsoft for new business ventures. A press release Windows Central received stated that Boehm was recently appointed to the board of GamerGoo, a company which designs lotions created specifically for gamers, specially formulated to keep hands dry, cool and sweat-free.

Boehm said the following when announcing his departure.

I'm proud of my achievements with the Mixer team and my time at Microsoft. I've learned so much from so many talented engineers and designers; it's such an amazing team and I'm so humbled to have been a part of it. I'm excited about the future of the Mixer platform, but now I'm giving my focus to new projects I'm involved in, with the aim of continuing to develop the industry and its communities.

It's unclear what Boehm plans to do next, aside from GamerGoo, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. Hopefully, it'll be another meaningful endeavor like Mixer which provides more options for gamers.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.