WSJ.com - Microsoft Tweaks Consumer Units: "In an internal memo viewed by The Wall Street Journal, the head of one of Microsoft's three divisions announced that several architects of the Xbox 360 business will be given broader power to set strategy for Microsoft's digital movie, music, television and videogame businesses.
The changes will give Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division, responsibility for Microsoft's MSN Music business. He will also oversee the team, previously within Microsoft's Windows group, that handles Microsoft's relationships with music labels, movie studios, cable channels and broadcasters.
The changes follow a broader restructuring in September that added Microsoft's cellphone group to the responsibilities of Mr. Bach, who over the past five years has guided Microsoft into the videogame console business. The recent changes elevate Mr. Bach and give his division a more critical role in Microsoft's future."