Thwapr Expands Executive Management Team

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Eric Hoffert and Duncan Kennedy, formerly of Apple’s QuickTime team, assume CTO and COO roles at mobile video sharing solution

Thwapr enables mobile-to-mobile video sharing

A new mobile-to-mobile video sharing solution,Thwapr, Inc., today announced the official appointment of Eric Hoffert and Duncan Kennedy, two former leaders of Apple’s QuickTime™ product team, as chief technology officer and chief operations officer, respectively. Hoffert and Kennedy have been an integral and driving force behind the stealth-mode technology development of the patent-pending Thwapr solution. Thwapr looks to deliver sharing compatibility of video clips between virtually all mobile devices regardless of carrier, anywhere in the world.

Bruce Goldstein, CEO commented, “We have a seasoned team where each member has been part of the successful development and launch of new companies and products, including Apple’s QuickTime™. Eric and Duncan’s experience in developing easy to use technology solutions helps ensure Thwapr can deliver a simple yet powerful mobile video sharing experience.”

Eric Hoffert, CTO, brings more than twenty-five years of experience launching new businesses and building successful products and solutions. Hoffert holds 16 technology patents and has played key roles in digital media and collaborative software businesses at AT&T, Apple Computer, Inc., Bell Labs, and new ventures. While at Apple, Hoffert launched the QuickTime software product and led development of the first real-time software video algorithm for the QuickTime multimedia standard. The patented technology he developed was recognized with an Apple CEO Technical Award and is used on more than 500 million computers worldwide.

“Not since the launch of QuickTime have I been so excited about a new technology and its potential for shaping how we connect and interact,” said Hoffert.

Duncan Kennedy, COO, is a leader in the mobile media industry with more than 15 years experience building successful products and companies. Kennedy is concurrently president of Mobigardens Corporation, a producer and distributor of made-for-mobile movies and creator of "Mobifest", the world's largest independent mobile film festival. Previously Kennedy was employed at Apple Computer, where he managed the QuickTime product line and initiated Apple's QuickTime for Windows product. While at Apple, Kennedy also produced many of the pioneering Internet webcasts, including the first Internet productions of The Grammys, the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the Sundance Film Festival.

About Thwapr, Inc.
Thwapr’s mission is to provide a mobile-to-mobile video sharing experience regardless of carrier or device worldwide. Mobile users can send video "Thwaps" captured with their device to any other mobile users, easily and instantly. Thwapr promises not only to solve this problem but is striving to do so in the most user-friendly way. Thwapr is privately held. For more information, please visit http://www.thwapr.com.

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