|[January 24, 2013]
Hark Announces Rajeev Chand as Director of Product Development
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Hark, the world's only sound bite
platform, announced today the addition of Rajeev Chand as its new
Director of Product Development. Chand, who joined Hark from Microsoft (News - Alert),
will manage Hark's website, focusing primarily on the user experience.
Chand's specialties include user experience, rapid prototyping, feature
design, and product development.
Rajeev Chand, Hark's new Director of Product Development. Artwork by CodyGarcia.com.
"Adding Rajeev to our team was a huge coup for Hark," said Hark
co-founder and CEO, David Aronchick. "His ability to successfully drive
a team of developers toward a common goal, and within a structured
timeframe, is very important to Hark right now. We are thrilled to add
him to our growing team."
While at Microsoft, Chand led the core and engagement teams of the
company's Bing website. After delivering the user interface framework
for the Bing brand launch, he took over ownership of the Bing Homepage,
as well as its user education scenarios. Chand managed multiple feature
teams, delivered several product releases and helped drive over 60
million incremental queries per month.
"I enjoy making beautiful products that matter," says Chand. "I like
working closely with both engineering and design, and am most excited by
projects that touch a lot of people."
Hark, a top-10 entertainment site according to comScore (News - Alert), offers a
product library of more than three million audio sound bites that can be
accessed and shared across multiple devices and social media platforms.
According to Quantcast (News - Alert), more than 35 million consumers worldwide visit
Hark each month to find their favorite pieces of pop culture content by
searching across hundreds of data points, including actors, characters,
subtitles and many more.
Hark is the world's platform for sound bites, where users can discover,
create, play and share their favorite audio moments anywhere on any
device through digital embedding, or via social networks such as
Facebook, Twitter (News - Alert) or Google+. Founded in 2007 by David Aronchick and
Fouad ElNaggar, Hark is the top ranking, independent entertainment
website on the Internet (comScore, 2012). Hark is headquartered in
Seattle, Wash. For more information, please visit www.hark.com.
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