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Twitter Gains Ex-Palm VP of Software Michael Abbott

The Palm exec that jumped ship the other day, which we reported on and can be read (here) is apparently taking over as the VP of engineering at social networking site Twitter as of the 3rd of May reports an article over on the WSJ.

Apparently Michael Abbott’s new position with Twitter was confirmed by a spokesperson for Twitter on Tuesday while Abbott’s last day with Palm will be Friday according to the original article on techcrunch.

Abbott’s resignation with Palm led to Palm offering cash and stock incentives to keep their executive team onside and stop them from following Abbott’s example and jumping the company as it faces possible acquisition; however Palm has declined to comment on the leaving of Abbott.

In order to accompany Michael Abbott at Twitter, Twitter has stated they are to promote Greg Pass, their present engineering exec to the position of chief tech officer.