Well... we sold Simple Star! We will be joining the Sonic family.
PhotoShow will become part of their consumer division, Roxio, and bring an online spin to their product portfolio that includes popular desktop applications, Easy Media Creator and Toast.
Things will pretty much be business as usual for us. We will continue to evolve our PhotoShow multimedia sharing platform as well as the PhotoShowTV and PhotoShow DVD services. We will continue to work out of our Brannan Stoffices in soma which beats a commute down to Sonic’s office in Santa Clara or up to the one in Novato!
The Sonic team has been very cool. It is a great group of smart technologists and marketers who we are excited to have the opportunity to work with. Culturally there is a very strong fit. I also like they have also built their business in part through large partnerships with companies like Dell, HP & Sony (so they know how important that part of our business is).
I will be staying on with Sonic, taking on a strategy and corporate development role, which should be good fun. Mike Edmunds, Simple Star’s SVP of Products and Technologies will be partnered with Yann Connan, Sonic’s VPof Web Products and Services to help run web products and services for the Roxio division.
I will keep you posted about the exciting times ahead!