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Microsoft's Xbox Chief Quits

Don Mattrick
Photo by Aaron Greenberg



Summary: Amid problems inside the abusive monopolist, Microsoft, key people continue to leave

Microsoft's CIO left Microsoft amid very negative publicity and also revelations about large-scale AstroTurfing by Microsoft. It is harder to find optimism about Microsoft's future these days. When the latest CFO quit it looked like Microsoft was trying to gag him (like prevention of an Enron moment [1, 2]). No layoffs per se were announced on Monday as some expected, but the Xbox chief joined many others who are quitting Microsoft in droves. To quote just a few reports:





Here is a better headline ("The Man in Charge of Xbox Is Leaving Microsoft") which does not obey Microsoft's face-saving spin. Zynga can't do much to harm GNU and Linux (maybe just Android), so threat of entryism is not so relevant here.

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