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Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Steps Away From Active Role In Company
2014-04-24 10:49:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Reports circulated late Wednesday that Zynga founder Mark Pincus would step down from an operational role at the social game publisher as his successor, CEO Don Mattrick, called for a need for change at the company. Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007, stepped down from the top spot last year as former Microsoft Games Studio head Mattrick took over in an attempt to turn the once hot social game maker around. In a memo to employees on...

Zynga CEO Replaced By Xbox Chief
2013-07-02 09:40:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Zynga founder Mark Pincus announced on Monday he is stepping down as the company's chief executive, and would turn over the reins to Don Mattrick, who currently runs Microsoft's Xbox division. In a note sent to Zynga employees, players and shareholders, Pincus said he would remain chairman and chief product officer of the company, and that he and Mattrick will jointly report to the board and establish a new executive committee to...

Xbox One Gaming Rules Readjusted
2013-06-20 09:42:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Shortly after announcing their brand new Xbox One console, Microsoft set out to clarify a few guidelines about who could share physical games and for what reason. Following a massive online outcry by ardent gamers, Microsoft has backpedaled on some of their earlier clarifications, and will now allow Xbox One owners to share physical discs. Microsoft also had to do an about-face on an earlier decision to have the consoles check...

Microsoft CEO Heads To Hollywood
2013-06-05 10:20:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Steve Ballmer is no Steve Jobs. He made this much clear during a developers conference several years back when he broke into a clap chant of “developers, developers, developers” as he sweated profusely. Yet the Microsoft CEO is reported to be taking a page from the Jobs playbook by visiting with entertainment executives personally to sell them on his newest product, the Xbox One. According to Deadline Hollywood,...

Next Generation Xbox To Be Unveiled May 21
2013-04-25 05:47:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft sent out invitations to members of the media on Wednesday for a May 21st unveiling of its next-generation Xbox console, confirming long-standing rumors about the launch of a new console. "A New Generation Revealed," the invitation reads according to Kotaku.com. “On Tuesday May 21st, we´ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment.” "Don Mattrick and the Xbox team invite...

2011-01-14 15:00:00

CALABASAS, Calif., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced that Bing Gordon, currently partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, will be the fifth AIAS Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes contributions of individuals to the interactive entertainment industry outside of game makers. Gordon has been instrumental in shaping the video game business during his long tenure...

2010-10-01 10:58:00

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today promoted Kurt DelBene to president of the Microsoft Office Division, Andy Lees to president of the Mobile Communications Business, and Don Mattrick to president of the Interactive Entertainment Business. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) "Today's promotions underscore the strength of Microsoft's collective leadership team and set...

2010-05-25 11:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and Devices (E&D) Division, will retire from the company this fall. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Underscoring the strength of the leadership teams in place for the entertainment and mobile businesses, the company announced that Senior Vice President Don Mattrick will continue to lead the Interactive Entertainment Business...

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