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Don Mattrick out at Zynga

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick has departed the social games giant after less than two years, with former boss Mark Pincus reinstated as chief exec. No reason was given for Mattrick’s departure. Co-founder Mark Pincus, who is re-taking the reigns after stepping down from the role two years ago, thanks the …

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Analyst says Zynga needs to ditch boss Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick needs to go – that’s according to BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield. Polygon reports that Greenfield has published a paper called "Zynga Needs A New Leader – Time for Don Mattrick To Go", criticising the exec for the company’s purchase of Clumsy Ninja developer Natural Motion for $527m and …

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Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has described Xbox boss Phil Spencer as a reasonable, smart guy” and claimed his predecessor used to say some unbelievable things”. Spencer took control of Xbox in the spring and spearheaded an apologetic and humble E3 2014 presentation that make big strides toward getting …

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Zynga hires Best Buy exec as CFO

Social gaming company Zynga has hired David Lee to serve as its chief financial officer and chief accounting officer. Lee previously worked at Best Buy as senior vice president of enterprise finance. In his new role he will be reporting directly to CEO Don Mattrick, formerly Microsoft’s president of interactive …

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Microsoft shuts down Victoria studio

Microsoft has shut down its Canada-based studio in Victoria, leaving 30 employees out of the job. The firm told Times Colonist that the closure was part of a resource consolidation plan, adding that its working closely with all employees affected by this change to identify open positions in other studios.” …

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Three more top execs leave Zynga

Three top level executives have made abrupt departures” from Zynga, according to an internal memo from CEO Don Mattrick. All Things D originally reported that chief operations officer David Ko, chief technology officer Cadir Lee and chief people officer Colleen McCreary would be leaving the social and mobile game company …

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