Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
OMIRO, the world’s first all-video social news network, announced today that Jay Oh has been hired as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Oh will be involved in the expansion and development of the OMIRO video news platform and integration with data providers, as well as management of the company’s technology development team.
Oh’s knowledge and expertise in working with video platforms and social networking sites positioned him as the best candidate for the CTO role. “We are very excited to add Jay to the OMIRO team as he brings a wealth of experience with scalable video applications and social network architecture,” said Dusty Allen, OMIRO's COO. “Jay will also be expanding the development of the mobile OMIRO platform. He possesses an innovative engineering approach and understands that news is now powered by social interaction and digital video.”
Oh is a seasoned entrepreneur who served as a co-founder at Qwiki, the world’s first interactive video wiki information resource, sold to Yahoo in 2013. Prior to co-founding Qwiki, Oh served as U Network’s CTO, where he constructed their social networking and blogging site. He has also been awarded multiple patents for his work with actionable webpage advertisement and work involving the assembly of dynamic animated media for keyboard and string input. GetLikes, the #1 destination for Facebook Like Exchange, is Oh’s most recent development accomplishment.
OMIRO is an all-video social news network that provides a platform for personal perspectives on issues that matter most to professionals, freelance journalists, online bloggers, filmmakers and OMIRO users. The social news network relies on its site members to generate original content called NEWSRIPs (news reports in person), to share informative reports, opinion discussion pieces and event coverage. Users may then engage in video conversations about these important topics.
OMIRO posts contracts for stories in demand and offers a cash payment for quality videos delivered on the subject. All video submissions should be no longer than two minutes and should be all original content. To learn more about OMIRO, please visit http://www.omiro.com.
OMIRO, founded in 2013, is a group of people who have banded together to promote news stories outside the mainstream. It publishes user-generated videos called NEWSRIPs that present current events and news to an audience seeking an innovative presentation of the issues that they face everyday. Many of its NEWSRIPs will be ripped from the headlines, but there’s a lot of other good stuff out there and no outlet to report it.
OMIRO is launching with backing from Riquez Capital LLC and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.