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Adobe drops mobile Flash development

A leaked email from Adobe appears to signal that the company is to quit development of its Flash player plug-in for mobile devices. The news has lead to many pundits proclaiming that this is the first move toward an end for Flash on the internet, as was famously predicted by …

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Commerce VP quits Microsoft for EA

Rajat Taneja has quit his role as corporate VP of commerce at Microsoft and joined EA as global chief technology officer. He leaves his role as corporate VP at Microsoft’s commerce division after 15 years working at the computer giant. He will now be responsible for driving critical technology decisions …

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EA’s Schappert quits, joins Zynga

John Schappert, the COO of publisher EA, has in a shock move resigned from the publisher, news agency Reuters is reporting. In an even more astonishing move, he has done so to join rising casual games force Zynga, it is claimed. It’s not yet known what role he will take …

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Peter Dille has left SCEA

It has been confirmed that Sony Computer Entertainment America’s senior VP of marketing and PlayStation network Peter Dille has left the company. Dille spent eight years at SCEA before heading to THQ in 1999. He then rejoined his former employer in 2006. A replacement has not yet been named, nor …

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Martyn Brown leaves Team 17

Martyn Brown, the co-founder of Leeds studio Team 17, has announced his departure from the studio. He had front-run the studio for around 20 years, and said he’s leaving the group in great shape”. Team 17 recently turned its back on third-party publishers in favour of digital distribution – a …

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Developer Relentless quits retail

UK independent studio Relentless will step away from the retail games market and has ended its exclusivity agreement with Sony, the group’s co-founder has said. The Brighton-based studio, founded in 2003, based its trade on the successful Buzz retail games for PlayStation devices. Yet its co-founder Andrew Eades believes the …

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Ben Feder steps down from Take-Two

Just minutes after MCV reported the high-profile departure of Keiji Inafune from Capcom, it has been revealed that Take-Two CEO Ben Feder will step down from his role at the publisher on January 1st 2011. Current executive chairman Strauss Zelnick will assume the additional role of CEO upon his departure. …

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Microsoft software boss quits

Microsoft shares fell by over 2 per cent on news that its chief software architect, Ray Ozzie, has decided to resign from the group. Ozzie was a key player at the upper echelons of Microsoft, and took over the company’s software role after Bill Gates retired from the group. He …

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Dunaway confirms Nintendo departure

Cammie Dunaway, the current executive vice president of sales and marketing at the North American arm of platform holder Nintendo is to leave both the firm and the industry on October 1st. She joined the company in November 2007 and has become one of the leading faces in the successful …

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Takahashi quits Namco Bandai

Katamari Damacy maestro Keita Takahashi has walked out on his publishing partner Namco Bandai, the company has confirmed to play.tm. Takahashi – a widely revered game designer routinely praised for not buying into the big business that drives the industry – may now be departing from game design for good. …

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