Skyfire snags Travelocity exec for CEO

Skyfire has announced that Jeff Glueck, former CMO for Travelocity, will be taking over the helm as CEO. Co-founder Nitin Bhandari will become the company's Chief Product Officer. Last month Skyfire 1.0 was successfully launched on the Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms (as well as beta on BlackBerry) and Glueck's presence is sure to raise the stakes in the mobile browser arena.

Under Glueck's direction, Travelocity was recognized for its business rejuvenation, including "Turnaround Company of the Year" from the American Business Awards, and a Gold Effie from the American Marketing Association for best retail advertising campaign. Skyfire is hoping he can bring it the same kind of magic to the.

Glueck's individual honors include being named to Advertising Age's 2007 "40 Under 40," as well as being a graduate from Harvard University and Oxford University, where he was honored as a Marshall Scholar.

Only time will tell what this will mean for Skyfire but it sounds like a promising step in the right direction.

More on Skyfire's management here.

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  • So does this mean we will soon see Skyfire with a "web browsing gnome"?
  • nice indeed
  • No more gnome please. But I'm wondering if this could mean Skyfire will be developing an integrated travel functionality. I know that when Microsoft was launching Bing they snapped up Farecast to integrate travel search into their new search engine. I know Skyfire's a browser not a search engine, but that would be a great tool for a Skyfire to integrate for people on the go.
  • I love makes wm usable!
  • i didnt know it actualy had a CEO.thought it was just an app developed by someone..
  • vga please!!!!
  • don't think this will change anything in the short-term
  • Well, there's always room for more browsers on WinMo
  • i wanna see this browser go head to head against bolt browser. unfortuantely bolt is not avail yet for my HTC Touch Pro winmo device.
  • this browser rocks over anything else I have used (many of them) but they need to fix hulu - soon!
  • Why is Skyfire's clarity so crappy? Opera is crystal clear; Skyfire is always blurry or the clarity is not near the quality Opera or IE brings...
  • It's a proxy browser. The pages are being rendered (and the data compressed, presumably) by Skyfire's servers and shot out onto your phone.
  • Oh... that is why Syfire brags as being the fastest, b/c it's compressed... got it. Thanks for hte response!!
  • Skyfire's been the default browser on my phone since it's closed beta, works great on WM6 standard. Can only think this is another step in the right direction. Just wondering with Flash coming and ever increasing data speeds, how long will proxy browsing be the way to go? Hopefully they stick around.
  • I love Skyfire, except I hate how there is a blurriness to the pages that you dont see on Opera. If they could work on that, this browser would be perfect