Former Yahoo! CTO and EVP Of Products Ari Balogh Joins StumbleUpon

Posted May 16, 2011

Ari Balogh is the former CTO and EVP of Products at Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). Now he is bringing his experience at a major Internet media company to Internet toolbar company as the VP of engineering. He will have a major focus on the “recommendation technology” at StumbleUpon. Balogh will also be extending StumbleUpon’s development of the open-source Hadoop database HBase. Balogh will report to StumbleUpon CEO Garrett Camp. StumbleUpon has 15 million monthly users and hits one billion recommendations per month. StumbleUpon recently raised $17 million in funding after they spun out of eBay in 2009. eBay acquired StumbleUpon for $75 million in cash in 2007. [AllThingsD]