Steven Sinofsky Launches Windows 8
Will Microsoft regret losing Steven Sinofsky, its Windows chief, shortly after the release of Windows 8? Reuters

We at the International Business Times love to discuss the latest breaking news and events, especially when they have such a great impact on our society and culture. In an effort to promote some of these in-house discussions and even share them with the greater social community, we at IBTimes have instituted a new weekly platform on Twitter called IBTTalks, where our reporters get together for an hour each Wednesday to participate in an open discussion about the latest news and events.

For our fourth-ever IBTTalks discussion on Nov. 14, IBTimes' technology team, which includes Dave Smith, Lisa Eadicicco and Yannick LeJacq, all sat down to discuss the recent departure of Steven Sinofsky at Microsoft, who was the lead man behind Windows and particularly Windows 8. We discussed the timing of the move, the implications this will have on sales of Windows 8 -- which is struggling to sell in the early going -- and whether or not this benefits Microsoft in both the short- and long-term. We also talked about Windows 8 itself, its ease of use on tablets versus PCs and whether or not this bold redesign was a good move for Bill Gates' Redmond, Wash.-based software giant.

The International Business Times holds new #IBTTalks on Twitter each Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST.

Check out our previous chats after you read our latest one (embedded below, thanks to our friends at Storify):

IBTTalks #1: iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface And The Future Of Mobile

IBTTalks #2: Hurricane Sandy, Social Media And The Role Of Citizen Journalism

IBTTalks #3: Halo 4's Election Day Release And What It All Means For Microsoft