Alex Kazim currently serves as CEO and founder at Ongo, a personal news service he founded that redefines how digital news is read, discovered and shared by bringing together the best content from a variety of sources â€” all in one place.
A news destination, Ongo surfaces a combination of must-read news and the intriguing stories, all in a sleek format on desktop browsers, iPads or web-enabled devices. Alex led the companyâ€™s efforts to bring together some of the worldâ€™s leading media brands like the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today to create a precedent setting, ad-free online news reading experience.
Prior to Ongo, Alex Kazim spent his career on the cutting edge of technology. Alex began his career with Apple, where he worked on Apple's award-winning Powerbook products, and had a small video game start-up. In 1998, he joined eBay as its Director of Engineering to help the online communityâ€™s growing user base.
During his time at eBay, Alex held many roles in both technology and business including President of Skype, VP of Marketing and Business Operations at PayPal, and SVP of eBay New Ventures where he started eBay's Classifieds business and drove the acquisitions of Shopping.com and Skype.
|Apr 13, 2013||TechCrunch - The eBay Class Of 2000-2005: Where They Are Now And Why We Should Care|
|May 8, 2012||Gigaom - Paywall site Ongo, backed by NYT and WaPo, folds after 16 months|
|Mar 3, 2011||Gigaom - @ pC2011: The New Digital Storefront – Or New Balkanization?|
|Mar 2, 2011||Gigaom - Tomorrow’s paidContent 2011 In NYC: New And Paid Digital Content|
|Feb 18, 2011||Gigaom - Arianna Huffington Joins Us At paidContent 2011, March 3, NYC|
|Feb 10, 2011||Gigaom - Register Now For paidContent 2011, March 3, NYC: Early Rate Ends Feb. 10|
|Feb 3, 2011||Gigaom - Clarification: NYT-Backed News.Me Takes Aim At ‘The Daily’|
|Jan 25, 2011||Gigaom - Newspapers Try to Reimpose Scarcity on News With Ongo|