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Former Microsoft CFO Peter Klein Takes His Talents to William Morris

Talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment said on Monday that it had hired former Microsoft CFO Peter Klein to be its new financial chief. William Morris is in the process of acquiring IMG Worldwide, and Klein will serve as CFO of both entities when the deal closes, reporting to co-CEOs Patrick Whitesell and Ari Emanuel.

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T-Mobile Taps Former Avon, Barnes & Noble Exec as New CIO

T-Mobile US has hired Gary King to serve as its chief information officer, effective at the end of the year. King, who has worked at Avon and Barnes & Noble, has spent the past nine years at retailer Chico’s FAS, where he was also CIO.

Sony Shakes Up U.S. Leadership, Taps Michael Fasulo to Continue Turnaround Effort

Current U.S. boss Phil Molyneux will serve as a non-executive chairman, while Sony executive Toshifumi Okuda will come over from Japan and serve as Fasulo’s deputy president.
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BlackBerry Scraps Bid to Find Buyer, Replaces CEO Thorsten Heins, Gets $1 Billion Investment

Former Sybase chief John Chen will serve as interim CEO as the company seeks to get the new cash within two weeks.

Top U.S. Samsung Mobile Exec Kevin Packingham Has Left the Phone Maker

Samsung didn’t say who would assume Packingham’s duties as chief product officer for Samsung Telecommunications America.

Former Citigroup CTO Yobie Benjamin Joins Wearable Startup Avegant

The company, which uses a series of tiny mirrors to project a virtual display onto the retina, plans to debut a prototype consumer device next month.

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Former Microsoft Exec Mark Relph Joins Canada’s GrowLab as Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Mark Relph, who spent a decade at Microsoft, has joined Canadian accelerator GrowLab as its first entrepreneur-in-residence. Relph worked on the Windows team and, most recently, was helping Microsoft in its efforts to connect with startups.

Windows Unit Gets Fresh Leaders as Phone, PC and Xbox Efforts Move Closer Together

Microsoft is putting together responsibility for the software engineering work that goes into the company’s phone, PC and Xbox.

Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s Top Designer, to Leave Company in November

Nokia’s lead designer is leaving in November to “pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.”

Nokia’s Head of Developer Relations Leaves for Gig at Amazon

Marco Argenti is leaving the Finnish phone maker for an unspecified job with Amazon’s Web services unit.

Top HTC Operations Exec Latest to Leave Taiwanese Phone Maker

Quixey Nabs Former Spotify Executive Richard Gregory

Alcatel One Touch Nabs Samsung Veteran to Bolster U.S. Ranks

Amazon Adds a Kindel to Its Lineup

Lytro Names Former Ning Head Rosenthal as CEO

Veteran Developer-Relations Exec Richard Kerris Leaving Nokia

Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann Leaves for Video Post

Top Angry Birds Exec Flies the Coop

Exclusive: Former Motorola Exec Christy Wyatt to Head Good Technology

Microsoft’s Andy Lees Loses President Title, Picks Up New Duties

Interview: T-Mobile’s New Chief Says He’s Ready to Fight

T-Mobile USA Names John Legere as New Chief Executive