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Tango

July 05, 2011 12:00 ET

Tango Targeting 100 Employees by Year End, Adds 25 Engineers to U.S. Team in Last Three Months

Plans to Open Beijing Office Underway to Accelerate Tremendous Growth; Former YouSendIt Executive Gary Chevsky Joins Tango to Lead Engineering

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - Tango, the leader in mobile video calling, today announced that it is rapidly scaling the organization to meet the tremendous growth of the service, having added 25 engineers to the team over the past three months bringing the total number of employees to 55. The organization aims to grow to 100 employees by year-end. To lead engineering efforts, Gary Chevsky has joined the team as Vice President of Engineering.

In this role, Gary will drive and execute the technology roadmap to ensure that Tango members continue to receive the highest level of quality. He will manage a rapidly growing team of 45 engineers to continue the company's trajectory as the leader for mobile video calling and scale the service for more than 17 million people in 190 countries. Gregory Dorso, who has been instrumental in building the service, has been named Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect of Tango.

"Tango is scaling at a pace I have never seen before which poses exciting technical challenges," said Chevsky. "I am excited about the company's vision and the opportunity to work with an extremely talented group of engineers on a product that reaches tens of millions of people."

"We have some very big product and partnership announcements coming in Q3 and Q4 that will skyrocket usage and downloads. To meet the incredible demand of our service, we are hiring the best and brightest engineers to quickly ramp the organization," said Uri Raz, cofounder and CEO. "We are excited to have Gary join the team. Tango is an engineering focused organization and he will really help us deliver even further on our vision to have ubiquity across all platforms. Gregory will take on the role of Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect. He is one of the most brilliant engineers I've met and we couldn't have built Tango without him."

Gary brings more than 20 years of experience to Tango, most recently acting as Vice President of Product Development and Operations at YouSendIt, the leader in secure digital file delivery on the Web. In that role, he was critical to the success of the organization, tripling the size of the engineering team and re-launching an entire new platform and new services for more than 30 million consumers and enterprise customers. Prior to working at YouSendIt, Gary served as Vice President of Engineering for Norton at Symantec Corporation. He was also a founding member and architect of Ask Jeeves, Inc., now known as Ask.com.

Tango To Open Office In China
Tango has been adding on average four to six engineers to the team each month. The company is aggressively recruiting the best engineers from around the globe to rapidly scale the service, add new features and launch the service on new platforms. To further accelerate research and development, Tango is opening an office in the Haidian District of Beijing, which is the Silicon Valley of China. Yixin Yang, Tango's second hire, is opening the office and plans to lead a team of talented engineers in China. The company strategically recruits engineering talent from all over the world with Silicon Valley and Beijing being the hot spots.

Tango has seen explosive growth since its launch in September 2010, adding one million new people to the service every two weeks. Seventeen million people in 190 countries currently use Tango to make free mobile video calls wherever they are. Tango currently leads the mobile video calling space, supporting more than 70 phones and tablets today and moving quickly to make the service available on all platforms.

Tango is a free download in the App Store and Android Market. You can Tango with anyone in your contact list that has downloaded the application to his or her phone.

About Tango
Founded in September 2009, Tango is the leading mobile video calling service that connects family and friends wherever they are. Tango offers high-quality voice and video calling for iOS and Android devices and works over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. More than 17 million of people in 190 countries use Tango to communicate every day, stay connected, and share special moments as they happen. Download the Tango application for free in the App Store and Android Market. Tango is based in Palo Alto, Calif.

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