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$ZNGA Taps $MSFT Videogame Officer for CEO Help

Zynga Inc. ZNGA +9.45% founder Mark Pincus is turning to the chief of MicrosoftCorp.’s MSFT -0.54% videogame business to save his company.

On Monday, Mr. Pincus said he is giving up the CEO reins next week to Don Mattrick, the current head of Microsoft’s Xbox division.

Mr. Pincus will remain as Zynga’s chairman and chief product officer. He and Mr. Mattrick will report directly to the board and will form a new executive committee to help manage the company’s operations.

“Don is unique in the game business,” said Mr. Pincus in a statement. “He can execute in multiple domains—hardware, software and network.”…”

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