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TokBox Appoints David Ovadia, Former Flip Video Head of Product(January 12, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/12/12 -- TokBox, creators of the OpenTok Video Platform, today announced the appointment of David Ovadia as Vice President of Products. Mr. Ovadia was formerly head of product management for Flip Video software where he led development of the video sharing and social networking platform FlipShare, the cornerstone of Flip Video's viral growth and leadership in the camcorder sector.
Prior to Flip, Ovadia managed various consumer product brands at the Clorox Company, including KC Masterpiece, Hidden Valley, Pine-Sol and Scoop Away. He started his career as an electrical engineer developing digital signal processor architectures for radar systems and holds a number of patents.
TokBox CEO Ian Small: "Flip made personal video relevant and accessible to the mainstream. TokBox is similarly redefining the way people communicate using face-to-face video through the web and beyond. David clearly has a deep understanding of market needs in this space and how to leverage technology to deliver world-class experiences. His strategic leadership and ability to combine brand, developer and consumer perspectives will enable us to further accelerate OpenTok's already-rapid growth."
David Ovadia commented: "Live video over the web is finally moving into the mainstream and TokBox, the only technology platform that allows any developer or website owner to add face-to-face video to their site, is extremely well positioned within the space. I'm very excited about leveraging our technical leadership in live video to continue developing disruptive innovations for our partners."
TokBox's OpenTok Platform is used by more than 30,000 corporations, charities and bloggers, including American Idol, Atlantic Records, drugfree.org and Causes.com. The platform powers a range of services, from video-voice mail and private video chat to the largest ever Facebook video chat.
OpenTok by TokBox is the leading global interactive video platform, facilitating the addition of face-to-face experiences into any web property. Using OpenTok, anyone with a web presence can harness the power of real-time communications to drive user engagement within their site or service. OpenTok offers scalable, customizable solutions for enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers through an open and flexible API as well as simple plug-n-play apps. San Francisco based TokBox is privately held with venture backing from Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, DAG Ventures, and Youniversity Ventures.
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