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Fox Sports Digital Acquires Fanhood
Founder joins as vice president of platform engineering
LOS ANGELES — Fox Sports Digital has acquired assets of
sports start-up Fanhood and hired its core team, including founder and CEO
According to terms of the agreement, Fox Sports
Digital acquired Fanhood’s assets, including all of the intellectual property,
and hired employees.In his new role as vice president of platform
engineering for Fox Sports Digital, Ramsey will be charged with running
personalization and social product development for Fox Sports Digital.
Ramsey and his team will be based in San
Francisco and will join with the personnel at Fox Sports-owned Yardbarker to
create a platform technology center for Fox Sports Digital in the Bay Area.
Ramsey and his team will report to Ben Gerst, senior
vice president of platform development. Gerst joined Fox Sports Digital in June
from The New York Times, where he
served as executive director of platform technologies.