Mobile IoT Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Wireless Gaming Visionary Mike Yuen Joins Zeebo Executive Team

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeebo, Inc. announced today that Mike Yuen has joined the Company as senior vice president of content and services. Yuen joins Zeebo from Qualcomm where he served as senior director of games and services. He begins his new role on August 17, 2009, and will report to Zeebo president & CEO John F. Rizzo.

Yuen, formally a member of the Zeebo board of directors, will be responsible for driving the worldwide content and services strategy for the Company. He will also lead Zeebo's developer relations activity, including evangelizing, growing, maintaining, and supporting relationships with publishers and developers in games, education, and other content and services areas.

"Mike Yuen's passion for bringing a compelling interactive entertainment experience to consumers around the world helped make Zeebo a reality, and although he's always been a key voice and tireless advocate for the Company from the beginning, it is gratifying to officially welcome him to the Zeebo executive team," said Rizzo. "Our team, our partners and our customers will all benefit from Mike's leadership, strategic vision and ability to execute."

Yuen joined Qualcomm in June 2001 and as director of developer relations is widely credited with helping to create a global BREW ecosystem that has paid out more than $1 billion to content providers such as EA, Disney and Sony as of March 2007. He has been in the game industry for more than 12 years with companies including Accolade (Atari), GTE Entertainment and Hammerhead Entertainment. Yuen currently sits on the advisory board of the LA Games Conference and has previously served on the boards of Game Developers Conference Mobile, the San Diego Software Industry Council and Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas. He has also been a judge for the International Mobile Gaming Awards and the Independent Games Festival.

"Joining Zeebo is a tipping point in my professional career and now is the right time for me to go 'all in'," said Yuen. "The circle is complete and what began as an idea is now a real commercial product on retail shelves in Brazil with more countries to come. I'm excited about the opportunity to work even more closely with the team to help establish Zeebo as the home entertainment and education platform of choice for the next billion consumers in emerging markets of the world."

Zeebo is the first 3G wireless system to provide compelling digital entertainment, gaming and educational content for consumers in emerging global markets. Content delivery and UI system updates occur over-the-air and are completely transparent to the end user. The consumer simply connects the Zeebo to their television set and the system automatically connects to the ZeeboNet Wireless Network. Zeebo, Inc. works with local partners to co-brand, market, sell and in some cases manufacture the Zeebo system in target countries.

Zeebo fosters the development and monetization of local content by preventing piracy through secure wireless, over-the-air delivery. In support of Zeebo's initial launch in Brazil, leading game publishers and developers, including Capcom, Com2uS, Digital Chocolate, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Gamevil, Glu, Id Software, Machineworks Northwest LLC, Namco Networks, PopCap Games and THQ, have developed a wide array of titles for the Zeebo platform.

For more information on the Zeebo system, please visit www.zeeboinc.com and www.zeebo.com.br.


Zeebo, Inc. a closely held company based in San Diego, California, has developed Zeebo, a new 3G wireless system to deliver gaming, digital entertainment and education to the next billion consumers in emerging global markets. Primary shareholders in Zeebo include wireless technology leader Qualcomm and Tectoy SA, which pioneered the introduction of digital gaming in Brazil.

SOURCE Zeebo, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
Tapping into blockchain revolution early enough translates into a substantial business competitiveness advantage. Codete comprehensively develops custom, blockchain-based business solutions, founded on the most advanced cryptographic innovations, and striking a balance point between complexity of the technologies used in quickly-changing stack building, business impact, and cost-effectiveness. Codete researches and provides business consultancy in the field of single most thrilling innovative te...
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactu...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
OpsRamp is an enterprise IT operation platform provided by US-based OpsRamp, Inc. It provides SaaS services through support for increasingly complex cloud and hybrid computing environments from system operation to service management. The OpsRamp platform is a SaaS-based, multi-tenant solution that enables enterprise IT organizations and cloud service providers like JBS the flexibility and control they need to manage and monitor today's hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure, applications, and wor...
Apptio fuels digital business transformation. Technology leaders use Apptio's machine learning to analyze and plan their technology spend so they can invest in products that increase the speed of business and deliver innovation. With Apptio, they translate raw costs, utilization, and billing data into business-centric views that help their organization optimize spending, plan strategically, and drive digital strategy that funds growth of the business. Technology leaders can gather instant recomm...