Let me say that again. Gounares leaving Microsoft, heading to AOL. That's Kobe Bryant leaving the Lakers for the Clippers in order to pursue a bigger challenge.
The move has raised some eyebrows as to what lead to the departure. Money? Nah, stock options at AOL aren't exactly comparable. Power? Ding…ding a winner.
Gounares wants more power, meaning that the top of the Microsoft heap remains firmly in the grasp of a few.
But is all of it worth AOL? Time will only tell, and Gounares is likely "to have mail" on the likely hell he may endure at AOL.