A new report claims that while he was head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, Don Mattrick tried to negotiate with Zynga founder Mark Pincus for a deal that would had Microsoft buying Zynga.
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Zynga has revealed in a regulatory filing that Don Mattrick could get a total of $50 million in cash and stock to become Zynga's new CEO after leaving Microsoft as head of its Xbox division.
Microsoft is expected to announce the new division heads of its reorganization as early as next week, according to a new report. Several current executives will see expanded roles in the company.
Reports are suggesting a wide variety of reasons for why Don Mattrick left Microsoft to become chief executive of Zynga, with some saying the move is because of Microsoft's upcoming restructuring.
Zynga has confirmed that Don Mattrick, the leader of Microsoft's Xbox business, will depart the company and become Zynga's new CEO starting on Monday, July 8th.
A new rumor claims that Don Mattrick, the current head of the division of Microsoft that's in charge of the Xbox, will leave the company and possibly become the new CEO of Zynga.