New Kontiki Boss

VeriSign's media VP will take charge at its new CDN company

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2008

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New Kontiki Boss

12:45 PM -- Eric Armstrong, once the VP of sales, media, and entertainment at VeriSign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), is putting himself over as the new president of Kontiki.

Kontiki is VeriSign's content delivery network that is set to be spun out into an independent business very soon, according to a Contentinople report. VeriSign acquired Kontiki a little more than two years ago, with the intent of making its CDN "the cornerstone of VeriSign's Broadband Content Services platform."

Philter spies say Armstrong was handing out business cards with his new title on them at this week's NAB 2008 show in Las Vegas, sort of hiding the secret in plain sight.

— Phil Harvey, Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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