Juha Christensen Lands at Macromedia
By Carlo Longino, Tue Jan 06 18:45:00 GMT 2004

Christensen, who left his role as Microsoft's mobile chief in November, eschewed plans for a start-up in favor of joining the maker of Flash to push it and other technologies to mobile devices.

He'll lead all of Macromedia's wireless and mobile efforts, leading the drive to increase the number of handsets in which Flash is available, currently only Motorola's A920 smartphone and NTT DoCoMo's 505i line.

It's a bit of shift for Christensen, who's spent the last 10 years working on the operating systems for mobile phones (at Psion and Symbian before MS), and an interesting choice for both parties, given Christensen's background and the questions lingering over the success of his time at Microsoft.