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Spencer is stepping up after Chief Product Officer of Xbox Marc Whitten left earlier this month

There's been a lot of shuffling going on at Microsoft when it comes to the executive ranks, including the Xbox division. However, a new leader has been found.
 
According to Xbox Wire, Phil Spencer is the new head of Xbox. More specifically, he'll be in charge of the Xbox, Xbox Live, and creative teams including Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft Studios.
 
He'll be reporting directly to Terry Myerson.
 
"This past year has been a growth experience both for me and for the entire Xbox team," said Spencer. "We’ve taken feedback, made our products better and renewed our focus on what is most important, our customer. 


Phil Spencer [SOURCE: Zimbio]

"Our mission is to build a world-class team, work hard to meet the high expectations of a passionate fan base, create the best games and entertainment and drive technical innovation. As we continue forward, this renewed focus and mission will be a foundational part of how I lead the Xbox program."

Spencer is stepping up after Chief Product Officer of Xbox Marc Whitten left earlier this month to become Chief Product Officer of Sonos. He had joined the Xbox team in 2000. 

Spencer is a Microsoft veteran who was around when the Encarta Encyclopedia CD-ROMs were a hot item. He's been in the Xbox unit for over a decade, and launched the Xbox One alongside Whitten, Yusuf Mehdi and Phil Harrison. 

Source: Xbox Wire



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lmao
By Argon18 on 3/31/14, Rating: -1
RE: lmao
By themaster08 on 3/31/2014 5:02:05 PM , Rating: 4
If you actually paid attention to the recent goings on at Microsoft, you would know that Satya Nadella is ousting those that are not all in on the "One Microsoft" strategy, including the supporters of the previous Windows head, Steven Sinofsky. The person responsible for a lot of controversy at the company.

Go away you cretin.


RE: lmao
By inperfectdarkness on 4/1/14, Rating: -1
RE: lmao
By captainBOB on 4/1/2014 4:37:11 PM , Rating: 1
If Microsoft did what you wanted they would really be dead.

You can keep using Office 2003 and Windows 2000. Don't be surprised when nothing works you luddite.


RE: lmao
By invidious on 3/31/2014 5:04:26 PM , Rating: 2
All failing companies have turnover, not all companies with turnover are failing.

The hallmark of a dying service company is plumeting market share, which it isn't, so stop trollin.


RE: lmao
By BladeVenom on 3/31/14, Rating: -1
RE: lmao
By Just Tom on 3/31/2014 8:16:56 PM , Rating: 2
That 19% is of a much bigger pie. Traditional computers, where MS still dominates, are not going to disappear. They are still a highly profitable sector. Sure, iOS and Android are eating MS's lunch in the mobile sector but that hardly means MS is going to disappear or even become less profitable.


RE: lmao
By atechfan on 3/31/2014 5:13:57 PM , Rating: 2
As profits and share price are both rising. Bet most companies wish they could die lie that.


RE: lmao
By atechfan on 3/31/2014 5:14:39 PM , Rating: 2
like that, damn lack of edit button


RE: lmao
By p05esto on 3/31/2014 5:22:20 PM , Rating: 3
Dying company? LOL idiot. MS Had a RECORD year in 2013 and is arguably in their best financial health ever, Gates is again the richest man in the world. MS has so many money making services it's beyond imagination. Almost every cell phone sold in the world is paying Microsoft $15 in patent fees.


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