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Former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick was reportedly interested in Zynga many moons ago, not as a company to join but as one to buy. That's according to Bloomberg sources "with knowledge of the matter," who said Mattrick negotiated in 2010 to purchase the then-booming Zynga with the aim of adding...

July 8th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is considering Julie Larson-Green, the current Windows chief, to take over hardware engineering for the entire company, including the Xbox division, Bloomberg reports. Currently, Larson-Green is in charge of Windows products at Microsoft: She led the UI design of Offic...

July 3rd 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft is investing $1 billion into games on the Xbox One, financing not only new studios but also securing exclusives for Microsoft's next-generation console. This is an unprecedented investment for Microsoft, much more than its most expensive game yet, Halo 4. Xbox One is planned to have 15...

May 29th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's President of Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick, says Halo 4 will interact with Microsoft's upcoming tablet computer, Surface. Exactly how the two will interact, however, remains a mystery. Mattrick noted the news during a VentureBeat event in San Francisco yesterday; late...

July 11th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Microsoft's crawl towards its "five million units in 2010" sales goal for Kinect turned into more of a headfirst dash during these past few deal-packed days. The company has announced that the device's global sales have reached 2.5 million, supported by retailer discounts on the hardware and its co...

November 29th 2010 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has promoted executive Don Mattrick to "president" of its Interactive Entertainment Business, which includes the company's Xbox business, as well as its PC and mobile gaming efforts. Previously, Mattrick was labeled a "senior vice president," though his responsibilities have not appeared t...

October 1st 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Xbox department head Robbie Bach and "Chief Experience Officer" J Allard (considered by some to be the father of the Xbox) will be ending employment with Microsoft this fall, according to an internal memo sent from company head Steve Ballmer and acquired by TechFlash. Allard will stay on in some fo...

May 25th 2010 at 12:15pm 0 Comments