Kerry Trainor Posts

Vimeo Buys Echograph, Names Nick Alt As Head Of Mobile

Vimeo is a video sharing website that is known for hosting crisp HD video.  The company has acquired Echograph, a popular iPhone and iPad app developed by Clear-Media.  Echograph lets you build creative videos that look like animated GIFs.  After the acquisition is completed, Vimeo will most likely make the $2.99 Echograph app free.  The Echograph team will be reporting to Vimeo president Dae Mellencamp.  The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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AOL Makes More Changes in Corporate Lineup

AOL announced yesterday that the company’s ad chief Jeff Levick is stepping down, with Ned Brody stepping up as Chief Revenue Officer and President of AOL Advertising. Jeff Levick only held the position for two years, and the changes in the organization follow declining advertising revenues. Lauren Hurvitz (head of PR) and Kathy Andreasen (head of HR) are also leaving the company, while five new general managers have been announced: Chris Grosso for, Brian Kaminsky for Huffington Post, Kerry Trainor for Entertainment, Jay Kirsch for Marketplace and Heather Harde for Tech. [TechCrunch]

Winamp Android App Has Wireless Syncing

The Winamp Android application is no longer in beta. The application launched about a month ago and saw over 500,000 downloads. Some of the features in the Winamp Android application includes wireless syncing through WiFi with your desktop Winamp application. The Winamp Android application also has Shoutcast radio stations.
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