Download Logo Live Gamer Expands Technology Team by Adding Virtual Econ New Senior Vice President, Platform Development 15-Year Industry Vet Barry Sohl Will Spearhead New Product Initiatives for Virtu 05.28.2009 – Live Gamer® (www.livegamer.com), the company that introduced publisher-supported player-to-player real money trading (RMT) of virtual goods to Twitter Pitc online game publishers and operators, today announced the company has hired Live Gamer ex with new posi Barry Sohl as its new senior vice president, platform development. SVP of Platfor “Barry was the perfect candidate to move Live Gamer into the future of virtual News Facts economy-based business models,” said Josh Kramer, chief technology officer of Virtual econ Live Gamer. “He has deep technological expertise and extensive relationships in joins Live G this space and we look forward to the new business and product lines he will Developmen pioneer on behalf of our clients.” Sohl will sp initiatives fo Sohl sees si “Publishers and operators face a significant opportunity to implement and expand publishers t their virtual economies,” said Barry Sohl. “I’m delighted to join Live Gamer, a economies. company dedicated to innovation, and look forward to keeping us on the forefront of Sohl most re technology and delivering on the potential of these emerging business models.” VEconomy industry exp Sohl was previously the chief technology officer for VEconomy, where he was counseling charged with developing innovative technology platforms and business models for Group, EA a the rapidly growing virtual economy industry. He has performed extensive research gaming and in topics related to virtual economies including: micro-transactions, RMT, Resource Li international payment processing, anti-fraud measures, credit card chargeback fraud, gold farming, and duping. Tags Live Gamer, Most recently, as the leading technology and product development consultant for the multiplayer virtual economy industry, he has also provided strategic counsel to clients including player, virtua Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds Group (MTV/Viacom), EA and many others for MMO, goods, RMT, mobile, social gaming and Virtual World projects. He gave input into product design, build vs. buy decisions, and technical direction as he walked clients through the complete sales to integration cycle on third party micro-transaction platforms. He has expert knowledge in micropayment, e-wallet, merchant processing, fraud and related solutions. Sohl began his career as a programmer, consultant, and university lecturer before moving into developing large-scale Internet projects with an emphasis on multi-tier, e-commerce and portal solutions. After building his e-commerce expertise, he became the Vice President of Technology at Radical Communications, and then founded his own company, DemiVision. There he created the first application server platform built from the ground-up for J2ME and BREW mobile multiplayer gaming. In 2004, DemiVision’s technology was acquired by the industry's leading content provider JAMDAT Mobile, Inc., which soon became EA Mobile. He continues to teach advanced courses in computer science at GoldenWest College, where he is the co-chair of the Campus Technology Committee. Sohl is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and received his master’s in Computer Science at California State University, Long Beach. His master’s thesis focused on solutions to scalability issues in MUDs and MMOs. Sohl has authored four patents related to networking and multiplayer gaming. Short URL: http://pitch.pe/13328 About Live Gamer Live Gamer is the world’s leading virtual economy engine for companies in the game, interactive entertainment and ecommerce industries. Founded in 2007, the company works with game publishers and developers, virtual world operators and social networks to capitalize on emerging, virtual goods-based opportunities. Live Gamer first made a name for itself legitimizing the estimated $2 billion player-to- player virtual economy with its Live Gamer Exchange, which is used by the game industry’s leading publishers including Acclaim Games, Funcom, GoPets, IAC’s InstantAction and Sony Online Entertainment, among others. Based in New York, the company is led by pioneers in both the gaming and digital entertainment industries and is backed by $24... More Info Contacting Live Gamer Live Gamer 678 Broadway 5th Floor New York, NY 92614 949-276-8920 Website: http://www.LiveGamer.com Press Contact Jennifer Campana Office: 818-645-1588 Email: email@example.com Interview Request Jennifer Campana Office: 818-645-1588 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org © Copyright 2009 PitchEngine, Inc.
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