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New CTO for Zen Entertainment

Nora Ryan of Apple and Yahoo! joins social gambling team

Zen Entertainment has appointed a new chief technology officer, Nora Ryan, to drive forward its casino and social gambling network.

"Nora is a valuable addition to the ZEN team. Her broad product and technology experience will allow ZEN to deliver innovative gaming products more quickly and to further enhance our network's breadth and scalability," CEO Craig S. Billings.

"The increasing convergence of social, free-play and wager-based gaming requires forward-thinking product architecture and nimble product development. Nora brings the experience and skills to drive our technology forward."

Ryan has a varied career history, which includes three years with Apple, one with Yahoo! as a product management executive and more recently as the president and CPO of an unannounced stealth company dealing with smartphones, browsers, fantasy and social games.

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