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Portable video camera maker GoPro has made former Microsoft executive Tony Bates its president in the run up to its IPO. The onetime Microsoft exec will report directly to GoPro's chief executive Nicholas Woodman, GoPro announced on Wednesday. The firm filed with US regulators in late May to raise as much as $111m in an IPO. …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You sure it isn't Gill Bates making the jump, El Reg?

  2. Barbarian At the Gates

    Fancy camera company?

    Fancy cameras? No.

    Sweet little cameras that can go places 'normal' cameras can't (or won't survive), yes.

    YouTube would be sadly lacking in fail videos without you, GoPro.

  3. Mark 85

    Too bad...

    that Mr. Bates isn't a master at something. It would make for far more interesting headlines. I'm going quietly now.

  4. Ivan Headache


    Is it one of those weird things you do once you fasten a GoPro to your head?

  5. Ohai

    So can we expect a Nokia-like takeover soon, too?

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