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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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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