12 January

A New ESPN App for iOS: Version 4.8

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A New ESPN App for iOS: Version 4.8

Today, we released a new version of the ESPN App for iOS (download here). Several enhancements and new features to play with (noted below). This of course comes on the heels of last month’s integration with WatchESPN – so you can now live stream all of ESPN directly within the ESPN App… if it’s live […]

11 January

The 2016 College Football Championship on ESPN: 14 Ways to Watch with the CFP Megacast

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The 2016 College Football Championship on ESPN: 14 Ways to Watch with the CFP Megacast

Tonight’s 2016 College Football Championship features #1 Clemson (13-0) vs. #2 Alabama (12-1) and kicks off at 8:30pm EST on ESPN. In addition to the telecast, we will be running Megacast across all our digital properties featuring 14 different ways to view and follow the game.

28 January

Introducing Snapchat Discover & ESPN

Introducing Snapchat Discover & ESPN

Yesterday, Snapchat launched their new short-form, fun media product Discover: “Snapchat Discover is a new way to explore Stories from different editorial teams. It’s the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. This is not social media.” I am excited to say that ESPN […]

27 December

My #LongReads Reading List of 2014: From Chris Rock to Jerry Jones and Silicon Valley to Rio de Janerio

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My #LongReads Reading List of 2014: From Chris Rock to Jerry Jones and Silicon Valley to Rio de Janerio

A Reading List of #LongReads in 2014 — From Chris Rock to Jerry Jones and Silicon Valley to Rio de Janerio Continuing the theme of year-end lists, here is an eclectic and certainly incomplete list of interesting, long reads. From pop culture (Chris Rock, Chevy Chase, Dave Chappelle) to pizza founders (Mike Ilitch and Tom Monaghan) to […]

26 December

Apple’s Best Apps of 2014: Top Free, Paid and Grossing Apps

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Apple’s Best Apps of 2014: Top Free, Paid and Grossing Apps

It’s always interesting and valuable to explore Apple’s Best of 2014: Top Lists. Below are screenshots of the Top Free, Top Grossing and Top Paid iOS Apps. You’ll notice a few things:

About Me

  • I’m Ryan Spoon and now live outside of Bristol, Connecticut – home of ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports. At ESPN, I am SVP of Digital Product. Find us at ESPN.com, on iOS and on Android.

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  • Previously: I was a venture capitalist at Polaris Venture Partners and led Dogpatch Labs. I founded beRecruited.com (acquired in 2007); spent 2003-2007 at eBay (internet marketing, social media & leading Kijiji.com)and ran marketing at Widgetbox.com (now Flite).

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