Mixer co-founders Matt Salsamendi and James J. Boehm left the live streaming company at a time when services have undergone the biggest change to date in the last two weeks.
Boehm announced his departure. On October 2, Mixer and Salsamendi announced that they would leave on October 10 . The company launched Mixer, known as Beam, in January 2016. Microsoft acquired the company in August 2016. It was renamed Mixer in 2017.
Boehm did not announce what the next step was, but Salsamendi used his farewell letter. Salsamendi talked about his next journey on "Laser" on Twitter.
“I was fascinated by the idea of expressing music using light as far as I can remember. "As I grew up, I was dreaming of lighting for EDM festivals and travel, and I want to pursue that passion in a bigger way."
Departure when Mixer is becoming more popular in the gaming industry than ever before. Mixer has become the third largest streaming service after Google-owned YouTube and Amazon-owned Twitch. The streaming service has begun partnerships with popular streamers, including Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, through Microsoft. The mixer became the lesser-known streaming service on one of the best-known platforms after the August announcement that Blevins left his home, Twitch, for years, leaving Twitch exclusively for the mixer.
Salsamendi and Boehm's departure is not the only name leaving Microsoft. Mike Ybarra, a longtime executive on Xbox, is leaving the company after working in various departments for 20 years.
"It was hugely popular on the Xbox and the future is bright," tweeted October 9. "Thanks to everyone at TeamXbox. We are very proud of what we have achieved and will do our best."
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