Sling Media Founder Joins Microsoft Xbox Team
Blake Krikorian, one of the co-founders of Sling Media, will be joining Microsoft as corporate vice president for its Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB).
"We are thrilled to have Blake join the Xbox team," said Marc Whitten, chief product officer for IEB, in a prepared statement.
"He’s a proven innovator and well-respected leader in both the media and technology industries, having created simple, elegant products that have transformed the way people engage with and consume content. We look forward to his contribution to our team as Xbox continues to evolve and transform the games and entertainment landscape."
While Krikorian is best known for creating the Slingbox together with his brother, Jason Krikorian, he also served on the board of Amazon.com and co-founded the Philips Mobile Computing Group where he co-led the team that created the Velo 1 Windows CE handheld PC.