Rockies name Bill Schmidt as interim GM following Jeff Bridich’s departure

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced Monday that Bill Schmidt, the team’s vice president of scouting, will be their interim General Manager following the ouster of Jeff Bridich late last month.

“After discussions with the baseball department heads, we have come to the conclusion that Bill is the right person for interim GM,” said President Greg Feasel in a statement. “Bill’s experience and his relationships from top to bottom throughout our organization, including the players, coaches and staff on the field, more than qualify him for this role.”

As interim GM, Schmidt will oversee all aspects of the organization’s baseball

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Blizzard Developers and Fans React to Jeff Kaplan’s Departure From Overwatch: “I’m in Pure Disbelief”

After nearly 20 years, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has announced that he is leaving Blizzard Entertainment. As soon as this news broke, many from around the internet began sharing their appreciation for his work at Blizzard and how, in some cases, his positivity and passion helped inspire and change the lives of the people he met.Overwatch League Lead Observer Maikol Brito said they were in “pure disbelief” over the departure, and that those who used the phrase “Don’t meet you heroes” have never met Jeff Kaplan.

Principal Designer Craig Morrison, who worked on the cancelled Project Titan with

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Jeff Bezos’ departure as Amazon CEO comes on the heels of a historic quarter

In a letter to Amazon employees published Tuesday afternoon, Jeff Bezos announced that he would step down as CEO and transition to executive chairman, where he’ll focus on “new products and early initiatives.” Andy Jassy, who is currently CEO of Amazon Web Services, will replace him.

“Jeff Bezos really knows how to go out on a high note, and the news of his stepping down from the CEO role will certainly overshadow what was a truly historic quarter,” said Andrew Lipsman, eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence.

“Amazon’s huge topline performance in Q4—bolstered by Prime Day in October, a

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Jeff Bezos’ departure as Amazon CEO makes for prime joke material on Twitter

Alexa, tell me a joke about Jeff Bezos stepping down as CEO of Amazon.

The founder of the online shopping giant rocked the business world on Tuesday by announcing that Amazon Web Services head Andy Jassy will take over the CEO role in the third quarter of 2021, while Bezos will remain as executive chairman of the company that raked in a record $100 billion last quarter.

And it should come as no surprise that the news was prime fodder for jokes at Bezos’s expense on Twitter
with many posters poking fun at his wealth, or

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Amazon doesn’t need Jeff Bezos as CEO to be Amazon

Jeff Bezos wearing a suit and tie

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It is time for Inc. founder Jeff Bezos to take his turn as the founder/senior statesman — like the Wizard of Oz, often unseen but with seemingly omnipotent control — while the boss of Amazon’s cloud-computing arm takes the lead.

The change at the top won’t change much about Amazon but could affect the most crucial choice the company faces: Whether Amazon Web Services and remain under the same roof.

While Bezos is often compared with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, his departure from the CEO role more closely resembles the

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Amazon’s Jennifer Salke on Jeff Bezos, Globes Noms & Small Axe Debate

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke doesn’t expect Jeff Bezos to turn his attention to producing as he steps down as Amazon CEO — but she doesn’t rule it out either.

Variety took the opportunity on Wednesday morning to ask Salke — calling in to chat about the Golden Globes 2021 nominations — about Bezos’ big news. Now that Bezos has a bit more free time, would the billionaire be up for, say, getting into the TV producing game?

“I don’t think he’s going be developing shows for me,” Salke quipped, a day after Bezos blockbuster announcement that he would transition

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