Noon News: EA COO Quits To Join Zynga, TweetDeck Available In App Store, Sony Confirms Private Data Stolen

Electronic Art's chief operating officer has quit the company to join the social gaming company Zynga. According to a report on Reuters, John Schappert has left EA after only 22 months on the job to head Zynga’s gaming division. The social game maker, which recently raised $500 million in funding, is bringing in executives from companies like Cisco and Yahoo ahead of its planned initial public offering.

The SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute has been forced to pull the plug on its radio satellites due to lack of government funding. In a letter to donors, SETI’s CEO Tom Pierson, said that because of the lack of operational funding the organisation’s brand new $50 million telescope array as to be put into hibernation.

TweetDeck 2.0 for iPhone, which is now available in the App Store, is not just an update but a complete re-imagining of the app, the company claims. A post in the official TweetDeck blog read: “In Hollywood they would call it a "re-imagining" - keep the essence of the original, but bring it bang up to date with a new team, top-class effects and plenty of scope for sequels.”

Sony has confirmed that hackers have stolen private account information belonging to millions of PlayStation Network customers. Last week, Sony was forced the shut down the entire PSN platform after it discovered that the network had been breached. The Sony PSN platform is used by more than 70 million users worldwide for online gaming as well as movie and music streaming.

Amazon Web Services announced that it has successfully fixed most of the problems affecting its East Coast EC2 service, but some customers' data will not be recovered. According to an article on The Register, the company said that around 0.07 percent of the data will not be recovered when cloud services come back online.