2 April

Introducing WatchESPN for Amazon Fire TV

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Introducing WatchESPN for Amazon Fire TV

Today, Amazon released their new Fire TV – available immediately and priced at $99. As part of that announcement and release – WatchESPN has launched on the Fire TV, giving users access to ESPN’s suite of live programming and 1,000s of additional games & events exclusively available via ESPN3. Also noteworthy: WatchESPN is now available […]

17 March

Introducing ESPN’s Tournament Challenge App

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Last night, the NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets were released… You can find your team among the field of 68 here. You can also follow your team – and make your bracket picks – with the new Tournament Challenge Application on iOS (iPhone + iPad), Android and Kindle. You can also dial **bracket from your mobile […]

31 December

2013 in Review… A Few Great Tech Reads

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2013 in Review… A Few Great Tech Reads

I am a sucker for year-end lists. I wanted to share a few great posts from ’13 – which is terribly far from complete… if you have other’s to share, please email or comment. In no order, whatsoever: – The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2013 – FirstRound.com – 2013: The Year […]

30 December

My 2013 Digital Habits

My 2013 Digital Habits

It’s an annual geeky, blogging tradition: share those products and services that have made their way into your daily routines. It’s a simple reflection on those experiences that have become meaningful, those that have become less relevant, and those that others find interesting and useful. Mike Arrington used to publish an annual, very simple list […]

29 December

Facebook Extends Mobile Ad Units from Likes to Installs to Downloads to Purchases

Facebook Extends Mobile Ad Units from Likes to Installs to Downloads to Purchases

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Facebook’s mobile “Install” ad units now driving movie downloads. Over the Christmas holiday, another format arrived: “Shop Now”. The unit itself is the same: a glossy, mid-stream ad that asks users to “Shop Now” (rather than “Install” or “Download”). Clicking the units keeps you inside the Facebook Application […]

About Me

  • Iā€™m Ryan Spoon and now live outside of Bristol, Connecticut ā€“ 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.

  • 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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