Microsoft Names Krikorian Corporate VP

Blake Krikorian, the co-founder and former CEO of Sling Media, and former member of's board, has officially been appointed Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, the company said today. According to Microsoft, the buy comes as a result of the acquisition of Krikorian's company, id8 Group R2 Studios (R2 Studios). Kriokrian will serve in Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) reporting to Marc Whitten, working on Microsoft's Xbox products. Krikorian's R2 Studios was working on home automation products.