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Rovio head climbs into slingshot, launching from CEO roost this year

After establishing the effectiveness of poultry as winged demolition teams, Angry Birds series creator Rovio Entertainment has announced its CEO, Mikael Hed, will leave his perch on January 1, 2015. Former Senior Vice President of Nokia Pekka Rantala will fill Hed's position, but until the switch...

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Former LucasArts president now CEO at Dungeon Defenders dev

Darrell Rodriguez, who served as president of LucasArts between 2008 and 2010, will now lead Dungeon Defenders developer Trendy Entertainment as its CEO, the studio has announced. Rodriguez, who most recently served as Chief Creative Officer at casino game creator International Game Technology,...

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Chad Gutstein steps into CEO role at Machinima

Gamer-focused streaming video network Machinima has hired Chad Gutstein to lead the company as its new CEO. "Machinima is ready for the next level, and Chad has all of the unique qualities we were seeking in a new CEO to bring us there," said Machinima co-founder Allen DeBevoise. "His fresh and...

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Kongregate CEO to step down

Jim Greer is stepping down as Kongregate's CEO, he announced in a forum post on the indie game portal's website. His sister Emily Greer will become the site's CEO, and Jim will stay with the site "half time" while also launching a non-profit political action group, according to Gamasutra. The...

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Second Life developer Linden Lab picks new CEO, Ebbe Altberg

Linden Lab announced Ebbe Altberg as its new CEO today. He joins the company following former CEO Rod Humble's departure late last week. Altberg was previously COO of professional networking company BranchOut and SVP of Media Products for Yahoo. Linden Lab is best known for developing Second...

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Microsoft's next CEO is Satya Nadella

Microsoft announced Satya Nadella as its new CEO this morning. Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992, and is now upgrading from his previously held position as Executive Vice President of the company's Cloud and Enterprise group. The new CEO is credited with bringing Microsoft's various services to...

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EA CEO Wilson puts Gibeau in charge of mobile, Soderlund on sports

Andrew Wilson has made his first big move as CEO of EA, re-establishing managerial roles and clarifying that all senior staff now report to him directly, an internal memo hosted on GamesBeat reveals. Frank Gibeau, formerly president of EA Labels, is now in charge of EA Mobile. Patrick Soderlund is...

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EA's new CEO is Andrew Wilson

Former EA Sports Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson is now CEO of EA, following John Riccitiello's resignation in March. "In the short term, our mission is crystal clear: We are 100 percent focused on delivering our FY14 business plan," Wilson writes. "We have made strong progress in the...

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retiring within a year

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire from his position at some point during the next 12 months, the company announced this morning. The timing of Ballmer's departure is dependent on the process of finding his replacement, which is currently ongoing. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue his...

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Former NYT digital head joins EA's board as Gregory Maffei leaves

Following last week's "restructuring," Electronic Arts has announced a new addition to its board of directors. Denise F. Warren has been appointed to both the board and EA's Audit Committee. Warren is the Vice President of the Digital Products and Services group at the New York Times, where she...

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