EA hires eBay exec to be CTO

|By:, SA News Editor

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) has hired Ken Moss, formerly the head of eBay's Seattle office, to be its CTO. Officially, he'll lead "the organization, strategy and vision for EA’s Digital Platform and Information Technology divisions."

GeekWire observes Moss, who has also spent 20 years at Microsoft, provides data services expertise that could be valuable to EA. The company is counting on the value-added services attached to major gaming franchises such as Battlefield and FIFA to act as a growth driver.

EA's FQ1 report is due on July 22.