Microsoft has announced that Robbie Bach, president of the company's Entertainment and Devices Division, will retire from the company in the autumn. The E&D division is responsible for music (Zune), gaming (Xbox) and for Windows Phone products. From 1st July, Senior Vice President Andy Lees – who currently runs the Mobile Communications Business – will report directly to CEO Steve Ballmer, as will his Interactive Entertainment Business counterpart Don Mattrick.
This week's edition of The Fonecast is now online, taking its usual look at the week's mobile news headlines... from the Nokia/Yahoo! partnership and Google's AdMob approval... to the annoyance of one-sided mobile phone calls.
In addition there's an interview with Andrew Grieve and Paul Erickson from fSONA; a company that uses licence-free 'optical wireless' technology to relieve network capacity problems without the need for cables or microwave radio links.
Mark Bridge writes:
I loved the film WarGames. I saw it in the cinema when it came out… and developed a minor crush on Ally Sheedy as a result. If you don’t remember the film – or haven’t seen it – the plot centres on a young computer hacker who almost starts World War III while playing an illicit online game of Global Thermonuclear War with a military computer.