Friday, January 23, 2009

FLO TV Gets A Seasoned Handango

According to a Fierce Wireless story yesterday, mobile industry vet Bill Stone (former AirTouch, Vodafone, Verizon Wireless, Amp'd) has left his positon as CEO of smartphone app portal Handango to lead Qualcomm's (QCOM) money losing MediaFLO USA FLO TV mobile broadcast business (-$202mil on $12mil revs in FY 2008). He replaces Qualcomm vet Gina Lombardi. The linear service is up and running on Verizon & AT&T in the US, but is only available on a limited number of handsets.

At Handango another industry veteran, Alex Bloom (former Verizon, Motricity) will step up to be CEO.

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