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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work