Eric Martorano will lead Microsoft's SMB Channel and Online Services [ChannelWeb]

Peter Lee to Head Microsoft Research Redmond [Xconomy]

MySpace acquiring team and assets of social messaging service Threadbox [VentureBeat]

Dire Wolf Digital Launches New Game Development Company [DaniWeb]

TriZetto Appoints Trace Devanny as Chief Executive Officer [TriZetto]

Mark Goldin Joins Cornerstone OnDemand as Chief Technology Officer [Cornerstone]

Mike Summers to Join E5 Systems [E5]

Eric Shuss joins Ignify as chief operating officer and president of the ERP division [Ignify]

-- Mark Feffer