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Ping 154: Wireless charging, Bing it on, Microsoft China, Paul is leaving Microsoft

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It is with a heavy heart and a lump in our throats that we bid farewell to Paul this week...so long Paul, and thanks for all the fish.

Wireless charging  [03:19]

Bing it on!  [09:01]

China is hiring  [13:30]

And....why Paul decided to jump ship.  [16:44]

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    The Discussion

    • IRB

      Aww sad to see you go Paul, you will be missed.

       

      Good luck and all the best in your future endeavours.

    • Yakko Warner

      Good luck, Paul!  Ping won't be the same without you.   Crying

    • dtower

      Bummer. We're going to miss you Paul. Best of luck with your start up and all the rest. 

       

    • freddie

      Who's Paul?

    • Alex219267

      Okay bring in Scott Hanselman please!  If not, ping will stop pinging.

    • Justin​MSalvato

      So you're leaving Microsoft to build an app for the iPad, eh Paul? 

      Well, read your blog, and let me say, if working at Microsoft can't help you establish a comfortable retirement fund (think that's what you wrote), then someone like me is royally screwed; no skills, no degree, work for a lousy few bucks an hour...  Whoa, I'm depressed.

      Enough about me Tongue Out

      Good luck Paul, I'm sure you'll be fine, but remember this: ..... I got nothing.  See ya.

    • RawriClark

      Awwww, bye Paul,


      I wanna work at Microsoft,please make a branch in Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks!

    • hornygoatwe​ed

      Good luck with your Shuper Shecret Shtartup.

      Have enjoyed all your episodes. Will try and stalk you through you life reset. Hit the gym!

    • watermelon

      Usually when Paul go to Shanghai or any other places and get replaced by Larry, I will say hurray. But now, I really feel so sad. Since I knew Channel9, Tina was the first to leave, then Paul.

      Laura, you should make Tina and Paul as your guests. Tina on episode 167 (I remember Tina asked you to make her appeared again in the past episode) and Paul on 200.

    • erictn

      Paul: I offer this cookie of gratitude.

    • johnVangsnes

      who cares, as long as laura stays :)

    • SomeRandom​Dude

      PAUL!!!!!!! :( :( :(

      U'll be missed badly!! It won't be the same without u man. Best of luck with all that is to come...

      Im a newly CS graduate myself. Can't wait to apply to Microsoft. No other place i want to work at!

      Anyway, Paul..goodbye :(

    • dentaku

      I kinda figured he was leaving a while ago from some of his Facebook posts.

      Maybe http://supersadtrombone.com has made him  lots of money Smiley

    • Mouhammad Fakhoury

      If you leave it up to Balmer, Microsoft will relocate to China! I think what people don't get is that the American culture is what makes great Software companies. It will take the Chinese a million year to know what the US software industry is all about!

    • mfakhoury

      Laura start learning Chinese. The next Ping will be make in China!

    • LiquidSpy

      Paul, best of luck!

      Laura, I'm available if you're looking for a co-host.

    • blacqwolf

      Buy Paul, you've been a great test subject - I mean co-host. Good luck. Big Smile

       

      (Also, blacqwolf isn't a particular gaming term. It's just something I came up with when signing up for an account several years ago.)

    • masukuma

      Godspeed! May you live long and prosper! about the iPad app...well as an entrepreneur one needs to fish where the fish are... currently Microsoft is building a pool for tablet type fishes - who can blame you? farewell thee, ping will not be the same without you.... while people are focusing on the China office vacancies THERE IS A VACANCY ON PING...Laura are you talking résumés? I am pretty sure I can do that 'pinging each other' gesture better than Paul.

    • Justin​MSalvato

      Honestly, I'm bummed Paul is leaving.  He's a cool guy.  So how do you solve the problem of his absense?

      By replacing him with an even COOLER guy, a much cooler guy; Ben the PC Guy.

      He's probably not a Channel 9iner, but I say get him!

      Scared Ben the PC Guy for Ping! Scared

       

    • Adam​Speight2008

      Why you giving the day job @Paul? I've experienced your so-called stand up comedy. Big Smile

      .

    • dentaku

      Oh no, Ping is going away at the end of the month.......
      and I mean the underwhelming Apple service of course :

      http://photos.appleinsider.com/12.09.12-Ping.jpg

    • hchwa

      So sad with Paul leaving...Sad

    • Tablet Writer

      Ping fanfic will never be the same ):

    • Waldemar

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OHHH THE HORROR NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      The only show on ch9 that is really funny and. Whatever time there was a substitute host for anyone of you two the show was mondane.

      Come on... make a stand up dummy with a LCD screen for the Paul's head, dress it up at will and and let Paul stream.
      If nothing else at least try it.

      Anyway all good Paul in your future endeavours.

    • manncl

      Hey Paul stop all the downloading

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eA3XCvrK90

       

    • NevJ

      This is indeed a sad day for all of us. Paul, you will be greatly missed. Ping will never be the same without you. It was you that made this show great. Your words of wisdom, teasing, and geek talk is what I looked forward to every week. I'd check every Monday to watch the latest Ping. If you weren't there, my heart sank. So Godspeed and I wish you success in the next chapter of your life. Farewell Paul, you will be greatly missed!

    • Richard.Hein

      Sad Sad to see you go Paul; good luck and best wishes.  Thanks for the memories. Smiley

    • EDISIMON

      We will miss you Paul. Thanks for all memories... Hope to see you around in LA... Good Luck.

    • RodAtWork

      I'm very sad to learn that Paul is leaving Ping, and Microsoft.  I wish you all the best, Paul.

    • sucaritas

      aaaa that sucks!!!
      this is the only show I watch from channel9
      worst thing is that none of the people that have substituted for Laura or Paul are cool.

      hope this show doesn't go down hill from here (probably will :()
      i mean when either one is absent which one is the person you think about, like "hey cool maybe that person will show up"
      .......
      the answer is none.

      anyways best of luck paul.

    • Jose

      Laura, since Paul is out, are you guys looking for a new "paul"? IE: where do i submit my info for consideration :)

    • masukuma

      is ping dead?

    • xepwn

      So sad to see Paul leave. I too had to move onto other opportunities. However; that doesn't mean the world of Ping! is over I hope! If you need a co-host let me know Laura! I know somebody that would look great on camera with you!

      -Best Regards

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