London, UK – 20 December 2010, Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery provider, announces today that it has appointed Jason Titus as Chief Technology Officer, (CTO).
Titus’s latest role was Vice President - Communications (Mail, Messenger, PIM) at Yahoo! Titus joined the internet giant in 2004 and held a number of key roles in his time there - from building-up the engineering team of Yahoo Mail to eventually leading the entire design, product management/marketing and engineering for Yahoo's flagship communications products portfolio with a user base of over 300 million people. He managed a team of 550 people across the US, India, and China and has experience of leading mobile development teams across a variety of platforms including iPhone, iPad and Android.
“Jason is one of the top executives in Silicon Valley and we are delighted to have him join our team,” says Andrew Fisher, CEO, Shazam. “Jason joins us at a pivotal time as we expand our technology group on both sides of the Atlantic. Jason’s experience in large-scale internet businesses will help us achieve our vision to become the world’s leading mobile discovery company, driving service innovation and the extension of our proposition to broadcasters and brands.”
“Shazam is a significant and growing global consumer brand with technology at its core – so this is a terrific opportunity for me,” says Jason Titus, CTO, Shazam. “I’m looking forward to working with a talented and growing team to create and launch new services and build on the fantastic 100 million user milestone that the company recently achieved.”
Titus has extensive experience in rapid growth start up organisations. In 1997 Titus co-founded iAtlas which he built up and sold to Alta Vista, one of the Internet’s most successful search engines in 1999. Following completion of the acquisition Titus became VP Web Platform Engineering at Alta Vista.
Shazam recently announced that its service had reached the 100 million user milestone and that it is expanding beyond its musical roots to change the way people discover content, purchase products and share their experience using mobile devices with major broadcast networks and brands such as NBC Universal and Levi’s Dockers.
Shazam last month announced the appointment of Evan Krauss as EVP Advertising Sales who was formerly a Managing Director at Yahoo and most recently was SVP of Sales and Business Development at mobile advertising firm Jumptap.
Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data visit www.shazam.com