Succeeded by Steve "DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS" Ballmer.
By Tim Colwill on July 2, 2013 at 8:21 am
Following his handling of one of Microsoft’s biggest PR nightmares in recent history, Don Mattrick has now left the company to take up a new full-time position as the CEO of social and Facebook game developers Zynga.
In a company-wide email, Microsoft’s Steve “I LOVE THIS COMPANYYYYY” Ballmer praised Mattrick for “setting us on a path to completely redefine the entertainment industry”, and rattled off the names of a bunch of Microsoft products that everybody in the company presumably already knew about.
Meanwhile over at Zynga, former CEO Mark Pincus has stepped down to make way for Mattrick, who he claimed could do a better job as CEO than he could and was thus obliged to bring on board. Mattrick has made no comment but it’s safe to assume he’s probably pretty happy.
Source: SiliconEra (thanks SubW00fer)