SVP, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft

Microsoft’s Xbox has been a bona fide hit for a company that needs one, and Yusuf Mehdi’s job is to build on that success, both by bringing new games to the hardware, and by turning it into a multimedia entertainment hub, via distribution deals with the likes of ESPN, HBO, and Netflix. Mehdi is a longtime Microsoft vet whose previous job was running its Online Services Division, where he led the company’s foray into search and online advertising. Before that, he was responsible for the product management and marketing of Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 1.0 through 5.0.

Posts With Yusuf Mehdi

Microsoft Denies Report of Ad Data Being Harvested From Xbox One’s Kinect

Redmond says the latest Xbox One controversy is baloney.

Microsoft: The Xbox 360 Is Not Dead Yet, With New Hardware Available Today

A breath of new life into the current console leader, as we wait for Microsoft’s next act.

Xbox One Joins the Gamecasting Fray With Social Game DVR

Boom, headshot! Boom, my Xbox recorded a video of that headshot automatically!

Why Microsoft’s Xbox One Won’t Kick the Cable Guy Out of Your House

Microsoft’s new box does lots of cool stuff. But when it comes to TV, it’s still an accessory.

News Byte

Microsoft Will Unveil New Xbox May 21

Microsoft will show off its next-generation Xbox videogame console at its Redmond, Wash., campus on May 21, according to invitations sent to reporters today. The Verge previously reported that the new Xbox, code-named Durango, will interact with owners’ cable boxes. Microsoft’s Nancy Tellem and Yusuf Mehdi shared numbers about its current living room fixture, the seven-year-old Xbox 360, at D: Dive Into Media in February.

Okay, Microsoft — What’s Your Next Game Machine Going to Look Like?

At Dive Into Media, Xbox execs Yusuf Mehdi and Nancy Tellem weren’t ready to “launch” the new Xbox. But they dropped some hints. Here’s the full interview.

Xbox Remains Top Console in U.S., but PlayStation’s Strength Is Global

There’s no doubt about Xbox’s strength in the U.S., but internationally, the PlayStation still dominates.

Day One at D: Dive Into Media 2013, in Pictures and Tweets

The best tweets and pictures from the first day of D: Dive Into Media.

Microsoft Talks Up Xbox 360 While Staying Mum on Its Successor

Speaking at D: Dive Into Media, Microsoft executives talk up the Xbox 360 and new original content efforts, but won’t talk about what comes after the 360.

Microsoft Fancies Itself a Content Producer Again

Former CBS executive Nancy Tellem talks about the 125-person production studio Microsoft has opened in Santa Monica in hope of getting its first original content onto the Xbox later this year.