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Mike Breslin from Mumbo-Jumbo to Glu

August 3rd, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Mike Breslin will be joining Glu’s new line-up of executives. Breslin comes from Mumbo-Jumbo, a big developer and publisher of casual (online) games.

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Glu Execs Surface in Video Advertising

June 14th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Glu’s former boss Greg Ballard and former CTO Alex Galvagni have surfaced again. The execs are now working for a video advertising outfit called Transpera.

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Ilkka Paananen Leaves Digital Chocolate

June 10th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A, People | No Comments »

Though the news of his appointment only came out yesterday, Ilkka Paanananen has now announced to be leaving Digital Chocolate after six years of service for DC and four years for Sumea.

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Tony Pearce Leaves Player X (Zed)

May 11th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

According to ME, Tony Pearce is leaving Zed owned mobile game publisher Player X. Tony has been the face of Player X in the six years the company has been operational in the field of aggregation.

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Apple Hires Ex-IGN Editor as App Store Chief

April 26th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People, Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Apple has hired Matt Casamassina as their new App Store editorial chief. With this move, Apple again shows that the company is hiring the right people for the job.

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Palm Looses Exec, Starts Retention Program

April 20th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People, Platforms: PalmOS | No Comments »

PalmMore bad news for Palm today as Michael Abbott, their SVP of Software and Services has decided to leave the company. Michael was one of the nine members of Palm’s management team.

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Google Hires Mark DeLoura for Gaming Push

April 14th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Google Google has announced the appointment of Mark DeLoura as Developer Advocate for video games. With this appointment, Google further commits to the (mobile) gaming industry.

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Ideaworks3D Appoints New CEO

April 14th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Ideaworks3d Ideaworks3D has announced the appointment of Niall Murphey as their new CEO. Alex Caccia will be stepping down from his position, but remains on the board as the president of the company.

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PopCap Hires New CTO

April 14th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Popcap-games PopCap Games has hired Frits Habermann as their new Chief Technology Officer. Following his career at Adobe, he will now be responsible for the technology strategy and vision of PopCap Games.

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Glu Loses Two Execs, Introduces New Bonus Plan

April 14th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | 1 Comment »

Glu Yesterday, Glu lost two executives. VP of Global Human Resources Thomas Perrault and CTO Alessandro Galvagni have chosen to resign from the mobile games publisher.

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