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Microsoft names former Silicon Graphics CEO Richard Belluzzo to head up its Internet efforts, shuffling its Net executive roster, but the company's television strategy remains fuzzy.

 

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Microsoft names former Silicon Graphics CEO Richard Belluzzo to head up its Internet efforts, shuffling its Net executive roster, but the company's television strategy remains fuzzy.

"I am excited to be part of the momentum that Brad [Chase] and Jon [DeVaan] and their group have created."

- Richard Belluzzo, Microsoft's new group vice president for its Consumer and Commerce Group

 


Microsoft splits TV efforts, mulls MSN integration
Microsoft's WebTV has a new chief, but the company's television strategy remains fuzzy as it weighs the possibility of deeper integration with Microsoft's other Internet efforts.

Microsoft names Belluzzo as group vice president
The software giant picks former Silicon Graphics chief executive Richard Belluzzo to run its interactive operations unit, Richard Belluzzo which includes MSN and WebTV.

Another Microsoft Net exec departs
Ben Slivka, a general manager in Microsoft's Consumer and Commerce Group, departs to become director of information technology at Amazon.com.

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Analysts: Belluzzo would face uphill battle
Analysts say Rick Belluzzo, the former Silicon Graphics chief executive who is reportedly joining Microsoft, would likely face rough times steering the software giant's interactive unit, which has been without a leader for nearly a year.

Departing SGI chief may join Microsoft
update Rick Belluzzo, who abruptly resigned yesterday as chief executive of Silicon Graphics, reportedly will join Microsoft to run its interactive operations unit.

SGI chief executive resigns
update Silicon Graphics chief executive Rick Belluzzo resigns in a surprise move that installs board member Bob Bishop in his place as chairman and CEO.