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Microsoft’s Reported Reorganization Could See Windows Chief Take Over Xbox

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Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer might be looking at reorganizing the company.

According to Bloomberg, Ballmer is planning to put Skype president Tony Bates in charge of acquisitions and relationships with software developers, and put Windows chief Julie Larson-Green in charge of hardware engineering.

None of the restructuring has been set in stone, so we’ll have to wait for an official announcement. Bloomberg’s Dina Bass reported former Microsoft President of Interactive Entertainment Business and Xbox head Don Mattrick was supposed to take over hardware engineering, but he announced that he was leaving the company to become the CEO of Zynga.

If this supposed restructuring were to happen, Larson-Green would be oversee the hardware engineering for Xbox consoles and Surface tablets. We’ll let you know more as information is made available.

Let us know what you think of the reorganization plans in the comments below.

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