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Report: Mattrick tried to buy Zynga while at Microsoft

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...

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Report: Ballmer to make Windows chief new head of Xbox division

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 Offi...

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Report: Xbox prez Don Mattrick leaving for Zynga [update: It's official]

Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business President Don Mattrick (the head of Xbox) is leaving the company, reports AllThingsD. Citing multiple sources, he'll be heading for a top job at Zynga, with an announcement coming as soon as today. Mattrick's move to Zynga could be what that company...

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Xbox boss says $500 Xbox One is 'over-delivering on value,' name-drops Halo 5

The $500 price tag for the Xbox One elicited audible gasps during Microsoft's E3 press conference. Speaking to Bloomberg, Xbox head Don Mattrick defended the hefty price, saying that Microsoft is "over-delivering on value" with the Xbox One. "It's a lower number than some of the analysts had for...

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Microsoft investing $1 billion into games on Xbox One

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 ...

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Don Mattrick: 'If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards'

The Xbox One won't play Xbox 360 discs or XBLA games, and that doesn't really bother Microsoft Head of Interactive Entertainment Business Don Mattrick. "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards," he told the Wall Street Journal. Mattrick said only 5 percent of customers play ga...

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Halo 4 will work with Microsoft's new tablet ... somehow

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...

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Kinect's global sales reach 2.5 million with the help of Black Friday

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...

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Kinect moves 1m units in first 10 days; 'on track' to hit goal of 5m this year

Wondering if Kinect for Xbox 360 has the momentum to reach that recently revised estimate of 5 million sensors sold by year's end? According to some just-released stats, Microsoft is "on track" to do just that. Since the controller-free camera launched just over 10 days ago, more than 1 million uni...

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Microsoft predicts 5m Kinect units sold this Xmas (more than the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii launches)

Bloomberg News reporter Dina Bass took to Twitter to deliver a confidant recalculation from Xbox's top dude, Don Mattrick. Microsoft revised its Christmas season Kinect sales forecast from 3 million to 5 million which, according to Bass, Mattrick says "would make Kinect the biggest Xbox product lau...

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