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Todd Arnold Helps Game Developers Find Success on Tango as New VP of GamesBrings 20 Years of Industry Experience Growing Successful Game Franchises at Zynga and EA (October 17, 2013)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/13 -- Tango, the leading messaging and entertainment platform in the U.S., announced today the strategic hire of Todd Arnold to lead the company's growing games division. Arnold brings 20 years of experience to Tango, including his four years at Zynga where he led a 600-person organization and was responsible for the "Ville" business, which included popular titles such as Farmville.
"I love making games, but what excited me most about joining Tango's team was the opportunity to introduce brand new audiences to games through a social mobile platform -- the same way we saw first-time players discover games on web-based social networks, like Facebook, a few years ago," said Todd Arnold, vice president of games at Tango. "I look forward to working with game developers and leveraging Tango's social communication channels to create new hit games on the platform."
"Tango's games division is growing exponentially, but we recognize that its ongoing success depends heavily on the support we provide our developer network," said Eric Setton, CTO and co-founder at Tango. "Todd Arnold has a decorated history of establishing chart-topping and award-winning games, making him just the talent Tango needs to help game developers find success on our platform."
Hiring Arnold is part of Tango's overall strategic growth plan to capitalize on the momentum it has experienced since opening up the platform to game developers, which includes:
- Launching a total of 16 games with 12 partners -- including top game developer, Gameloft
- Increasing daily member growth by 20 percent, organically
- Surpassing 150 million registered users
Tango, an all-in-one messaging and entertainment platform with more than 150 million users, enables people to connect with friends and family in a way that is easy, spontaneous and fun. Tango allows users to send free text messages, play games, and make free phone and video calls. Tango works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, hundreds of Android phones and Windows Phone 7, as well as tablets and PCs, and provides high quality experience over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. Founded in September 2009, Tango is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit www.tango.me.
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