Microsoft names Lees to lead mobile unit

Microsoft will name Andrew Lees to head up its mobile division following the exit of Pieter Knook, who will take over mobile web initiatives for telecoms group Vodafone. The executive shuffling comes as Microsoft makes a major push into the mobile consumer market, a move typified by its bid to acquire web services giant Yahoo. According to The Wall Street Journal, Lees, a 10-year Microsoft veteran, will be named senior vice president in accordance with the promotion. 

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