Live from TEDxSeattle: Why the artist/geek hybrids will power the next generation

Sure, it’s good to be an expert of something specific, whether you’re an Android developer or an accounting expert. But for those wanting to find an incredible new invention or perhaps create a new industry — those people find their magic at the intersection of several domains of human knowledge. That’s the message Zumobi co-founder John SanGiovanni tried… Read More


Former Zumobi CEO dies in New Zealand plane crash

Eric Hertz, the former Zumobi executive and CEO of New Zealand mobile company 2degrees, has passed away after crashing his Beechcraft Baron plane into Kawhia Hawbour, 60 miles south of Auckland. The crash occurred Saturday afternoon. Hertz’s wife, Kathy, was also on board. Before heading to New Zealand in 2009, Hertz lived in Seattle and… Read More


Tech Moves: MSN vet joins Zumobi; Siri co-founder leaves Apple; and more

Ad executive John Flinn has been hired as vice president of publishing and operations at Zumobi, the Seattle mobile app development company. Flinn has spent 15 years in the technology and advertising businesses, including stints at MSN and MSNBC.  In the new role, he will oversee Zumobi’s Brand Integration platform, an advertising service designed to help… Read More


Tech Moves: Zumobi taps marketing VP; Motricity adds mobile marketing vet; and more

Zumobi, a maker of mobile applications for companies such as MSNBC, Motor Trend and others, has named Marla Schimke as vice president of marketing. Schimke previously worked at AudienceScience, Microsoft and Ernst & Young, and in her new role will help the Seattle company launch new advertising products and premium media properties. “We’re absolutely delighted to… Read More