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Report: Apple executive shakeup could bring iOS design makeover

The imminent exit of Scott Forstall, Apple's longtime senior vice president of iOS software, could herald a dramatic redesign of the mobile operating system's visual approach,  The New York Times  reports.

Apple iOS chief Scott Forstall to leave company

Apple said that Scott Forstall, the company's senior vice president of iOS software, will leave the company as part of a shakeup of the iPhone maker's executive team.

Amazon poaches Sony Music digital chief Michael Paull

Amazon has hired Sony Music Entertainment executive Michael Paull as its vice president of content acquisition and business development, a newly created position, All Things D reports.

Ngmoco co-founders Young, Stevenson exit, Downie named CEO

Ngmoco co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson have exited the DeNA-owned mobile social gaming firm, with Vice President of Studios Clive Downie named as CEO.

Zynga shutters Boston office, slashes staff, sunsets games

Zynga is slashing staff and pulling the plug on more than a dozen games in advance of what is expected to be a grim third-quarter earnings report.

Apple poaches Amazon exec Stasior to lead Siri unit

Apple has hired Amazon executive William Stasior to lead its Siri software unit,  All Things D  reports. Amazon declined to comment on Stasior's exit.

Jolla shuffles executive ranks, COO Dillon elevated to CEO

Jolla, the Finnish startup building the open-source Sailfish mobile operating system, is reshuffling its executive team, elevating COO Marc Dillon to CEO.

Zynga launches mobile role-playing games as executive losses mount

Zynga is expanding its first-ever mobile role-playing games  Montopia  and  Ayakashi: Ghost Guild  to the Western market. The two free-to-play titles were initially introduced exclusively to Japanese consumers in early 2012.

Zynga loses infrastructure chief Leinwand as exec exodus continues

Zynga CTO of Infrastructure Allan Leinwand has left the beleaguered social gaming giant to take a similar role at enterprise IT firm ServiceNow,  GigaOm  reports.

OnLive founder Perlman exits, investor Lauder named chairman

OnLive founder and CEO Steve Perlman is exiting his post, a move that follows just days after the beleaguered cloud gaming firm announced he would remain at its helm.