FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – May 20, 2008 – Vivox Inc., the premier provider of voice services to online games and virtual worlds, has added Matthew Bellows to its executive team as vice president consumer strategy. In his new role, Matthew is responsible for extending the reach and capabilities of Vivox’s voice services into new games, virtual worlds and communities.
Matthew Bellows brings significant videogame and online media experience to his role at Vivox. Prior to joining Vivox, Bellows served as General Manager for Floodgate Entertainment, making videogames with EA, Disney, Nokia, Microsoft and many others. Before Floodgate, Bellows was the co-founder of WGR Media, the leading publication for mobile entertainment consumers. At WGR, he formed web, mobile and print distribution partnerships with Verizon, Sprint, Ziff-Davis and Yahoo!. He sold WGR to CNET Networks in 2004.
“Matthew has an impressive track record of launching innovative services and driving market development,” said Rob Seaver, CEO of Vivox. “His demonstrated success in creating new products and forming successful business alliances will strengthen our position as the leading provider of voice services to the online game industry and bring significant value to our clients.”
Recently named the winner of the 2007 Game Developer Magazine Frontline Award for Best Audio Tool, Vivox delivers high quality and massively scalable voice communications to leading online game and virtual world developers, including CCP Games, Linden Lab, NCsoft Corp., Sony Online Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast.
“Speech is the most natural and powerful communication medium for gamers. Vivox is the only company that can make speech work for the emerging digital reality,” said Bellows. “I have a passion for bringing groundbreaking technologies to market, and Vivox is doing that in a huge way. I’m very proud to be joining this talented team.”
Bellows will represent Vivox at several upcoming videogame conferences, including The Games and Mobile Forum, www.lagamesconference.com, Qualcomm’s BREW Conference, http://brew.qualcomm.com, and Develop, www.develop-conference.com.
About Vivox, Inc.
Vivox provides high quality, massively scalable voice chat for online games and virtual worlds. Developers can enhance game play and foster community with Vivox’s advanced feature set and unparalleled service. Today, the Vivox Network supports millions of users in more than 180 countries. Customers include CCP Games, Icarus Studios, K2 Network, Linden Lab, NCsoft Corp., Pixel Mine Games, Sony Online Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast and others. For more information: http://www.vivox.com.
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