Richard Teversham, (former) senior director of business, insights and strategy for Microsoft’s Xbox, is now moving to Apple.  Teversham is just the latest in a string of high profile executives leaving established technology firms for Apple.  This particular moves speaks volumes for the future of Apple’s gaming prospects.

According to MCV, Teversham has accepted an education-related role at the iPod creator’s European office. 

Teversham had worked at Microsoft for over 15 years. He held the role of Xbox director for platform and marketing between 2005 and 2007 before becoming strategy boss.  A Microsoft spokesperson told MCV this week: “We can confirm that Richard Teversham, director of business, insights and strategy, has taken a new opportunity outside of Microsoft. A process is underway for recruiting his replacement.

What does Apple do during recessions (with its mountain of cash)? It innovates. And it looks like it is on a major hiring spree.

Thanks Jonny! (hows the arm?)

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