Viggle Grows Technology Team
Viggle Grows Technology Team
Introducing a new CTO, multiple hires, and thought leadership initiative Viggle LABS
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viggle (Symbol: VGGL), a free, cutting-edge mobile app that operates an intelligent "second screen" for television, has today announced the strengthening of its technology leadership team with the addition of Christopher Traynor as Chief Technology Officer and other key hires.
An accomplished senior information technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in managing software architecture, organizational growth, and product development, Mr. Traynor brings extensive expertise with agile software development methodologies, vendor relationship management, and strategic technology planning to the position.
Previously, Mr. Traynor was Chief Architect/CTO Group for IPC, Inc., where he played key roles in the evolution of such companies as CNet, Vignette, and NBCi. Mr. Traynor's career focus has been on large-scale, distributed architectures and he specializes in Internet-related development.
"It's exciting to be a part of the team that's responsible for the continuing evolution of the very notion of second screen through the Viggle app," said Mr. Traynor.
In this role, Mr. Traynor will be creating Viggle LABS, a second-screen thought leadership initiative within Viggle. Viggle LABS will oversee the recently announced AppJam Challenge (appjam.viggle.com), a competition to create TV companion apps for the Viggle platform. In addition to adding Mr. Traynor as CTO, Viggle has filled multiple engineering roles and continues to build an expert team with an aggressive recruitment plan.
"As Viggle approaches the three-million registered user mark, we are scaling our engineering talent to continue our growth," said Greg Consiglio, President and COO of Viggle. "We expect to dramatically enhance the consumer value proposition and what the Viggle brand stands for over the coming months. The addition of Chris and others is exactly what we needed to help achieve our vision."
Launched in January 2012, Viggle is a free second-screen media platform that rewards its members for watching their favorite TV shows. Viggle enhances TV with interactive games like Viggle LIVE and the first ever real-time fantasy sports game, MyGuy. Viggle members get rewarded for their TV time from places like Best Buy, Papa John's, Fandango, Hulu Plus and Groupon, among others. Viggle also allows like-minded fans of their favorite shows to connect through Viggle Chatter features. Viggle's audio verification technology recognizes shows on TV and allows members to check into live and DVR'd TV content from more than 170 of the most popular broadcast and cable channels. For more information, visit www.viggle.com, follow us on Twitter @ViggleLABS.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. All information provided in this press release is as of May 7, 2013. Except as required by law, Viggle Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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