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Akamai Vice President Troy Snyder Joins Abacast Board of Directors

Troy Snyder, Vice President of Ecosystem and Executive Producer for Akamai, will provide strategic oversight and direction of new digital media platforms for Abacast.

Vancouver, WA(13 Dec 2011)

Abacast, a provider of digital advertising software and services to the media industry, has announced the addition of veteran technologist, Troy Snyder, to their board of directors.

Over the past decade Mr. Snyder has bought and sold numerous Internet companies and holds strategic board seats at companies in the areas of online and offline content production, asset management and destination consumer sites. He was a founder of one of the first Internet Service Providers, CONNECTNet, and a cofounder of ClickHear Productions, which completed over 350 Live Internet Broadcasts for some of the major media monoliths and industry leaders such as Microsoft, NASA, SAIC, and INTEL. The company remained profitable and experienced a 400% growth in revenue during the Internet boom and ultimately was acquired by CMGi/NaviSite. In 2002, Mr. Snyder was CEO of Nine Systems combining the assets of e-Media, Streaming Media Corporation, and NaviSite's Streaming Media Division to continue development of streamOS, the first video content management system for use across a commercially distributed Internet.

In late 2006, Akamai Technologies acquired Nine Systems in the largest transaction of the sector in recent years. Mr. Snyder is currently Vice President and Executive Producer at Akamai, where he oversees the media ecosystem at Akamai and assists companies in developing popular brands and destinations across the Internet based on Akamai solutions. Recently Mr. Snyder has worked as an Executive Transmedia Producer on events such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2010 Winter Olympics, Hope for Haiti, and the Michael Jackson Memorial Service.

"We're excited to have Troy join our board of directors," says Rob Green, CEO of Abacast. "His passion and insight for disruptive concepts and rapidly scaling companies will be instrumental for Abacast as we focus on enabling profitable digital media services in the changing world of connected digital devices."

"I am joining Abacast's board of directors as I see a great foundation to take a long standing industry and move it into the true digital age by not just replicating the offline for the online, but integrating the power of digital into a new multidimensional model," says Mr. Snyder. "Abacast has expert people, powerful technology, and is motivated to service the industry."

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Mr. Snyder earned his BA in Economics at the State University of New York, studied International Business in London, England and New Venture Management in Clark University's MBA program. He has a wife, two children, and splits his time between Hawaii and Oregon.

About Abacast (

Abacast is a long-standing digital media service provider offering one of the most complete platforms of streaming, advertising, and analytics services available from a single vendor. Abacast ClarityTM Digital Radio System drives advertising revenue, builds listener loyalty, grows audiences, and delivers top-quality user experiences. Abacast was founded in 2000 and has successfully served hundreds of radio industry customers and thousands of stations.