We're a media brand, but we'd need to be a technical brand, too. IGN plays in many technology areas, and we can't wait to bring Marc and David's big brains to bear
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2010
Reporting 37% year-over-year growth in total unique visitors in January 2010, IGN Entertainment, the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets, today announced two new appointments to its technology leadership team.
Effective February 23rd, Marc Cousineau will join IGN as Senior Vice President of Technology. In this newly-created position, Marc will lead all technology efforts across IGN’s network of gaming and men’s lifestyle sites and work closely with IGN’s engineering, product and technology organizations to oversee the company’s architecture and technical vision, build and evangelize external technical partnerships and lead major technology projects for the company across all business lines.
He joins IGN with extensive experience as a technology leader at established companies and innovative start ups, including four years as Director of Engineering at Netflix, where he was one of the key players responsible for developing and delivering “Instant Watching” – Netflix’s popular Video On Demand service.
Working closely with Marc, IGN has promoted David Ting to the expanded role of Vice President of Engineering. David – who previously spent two years as the Head of Engineering at Yahoo! Music – will oversee software development for the company’s Media and Digital Distribution offerings. In his year-long tenure at IGN, David has been integral in building IGN’s technical infrastructure and the driving force behind some of the company’s most innovative technology projects. Both Marc and David will report to IGN’s President, Roy Bahat.
"We're a media brand, but we'd need to be a technical brand, too. IGN plays in many technology areas, and we can't wait to bring Marc and David's big brains to bear,” said Bahat.
IGN’s new technology leadership will drive technology infrastructure and innovation across all IGN business units, including GameSpy Technology, the leader in connected gaming technology and services; Direct2Drive and FilePlanet, IGN Entertainment’s digital download store and popular game download site; and its portfolio of media content sites (IGN.com, GameSpy.com, WhatTheyPlay.com, TeamXbox.com, AskMen.com and more), which attract the highest concentration of males 18-34 on the Web today.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment, a unit of News Corporation, is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 46.7 million unique users worldwide in December 2009, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others) is one of the Web's leading videogame information destinations. IGN also owns and operates one of the leading male lifestyle websites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.