Kin debacle embarrasses Microsoft

Posted by STARR KESHET

Microsoft’s decision to discontinue its lame Kin phone for overly-ironic hipsters in Brooklyn has apparently "sunk" morale at Redmond's Fortress of Solitude. 

"Embarrassment all over campus from the rank and file about the Kin announcement," a red-faced Microsoft employee told BusinessInsider.

Kin debacle embarrasses Microsoft"No one thought it was a great product to launch anyway to begin with...[So], credibility in [the] mobile space is further eroded, as if that were even possible!"

Another angry Microsoft worker bee complained that the company had held a "huge launch party" to celebrate the Kin’s ill-fated inauguration. 

"I bet that party cost more than the amount of revenues we took in on the product. As an employee, I am embarrassed [and] as a shareholder, I am pissed. 

"It's one thing to incubate products and bring them to a proof-of-concept to see what works, but it's something else to launch. I suspect we launched because we felt like we HAD to so we could save face because we were trying to build buzz, but overall - HUGE fail."