Lauren Goode

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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik