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DeNA West Promotes CFO Shintaro Asako to CEO as Clive Downie Resigns

Clive Downie has stepped down as CEO of DeNA West, according to a company press release. He will be replaced by current CFO Shintaro Asako. Downie assumed the leadership role nearly a year ago, after the resignation of Ngmoco founder Neil Young. DeNA, a social-mobile company based in Japan, acquired Ngmoco in 2010 in an attempt to make inroads with Western gamer audiences, but it has yet to find the same level of success that it has enjoyed in Japan.


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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