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Microsoft Xbox Exec Named Activision Blizzard CFO

Microsoft veteran Dennis Durkin will join Activision Blizzard Inc. as chief financial officer, reporting to CEO Bobby Kotick and replacing interim CFO Thomas Tippl, who will continue to act as chief operating officer. Durkin had been at Microsoft since 1999, where he was vice president, COO and CFO of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), which includes Xbox.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald