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ZDNet Interviews Verizon’s Shadman Zafar

by Employee ‎10-26-2009 10:58 AM - edited ‎10-26-2009 10:58 AM

shadmanzafar.jpgLately, Shadman Zafar has been thinking a lot about how TV and the Web are coming together.  Shadman leads our Rapid Product Development effort, pulling together great ideas for FiOS and FiOS TV.  He was recently interviewed by the technology Web site ZDNet, and as usual Shadman had a lot to say about interactive TV and the creative process here at Verizon.  You can watch the entire interview here.

 

If you like the latest FiOS TV Widgets, you can thank Shadman's team.  

 

They rolled out the Widget Bazaar applications marketplace this summer, and they've added Twitter, Facebook, Weatherbug and other new Widgets in quick succession. You'll see more Widgets from them in the coming weeks.

 

They're also inviting outside developers to publish apps for FiOS TV through our open development program, and you'll be hearing more about that soon.

 

Stay tuned.

 

 

 

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Bob Elek

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Bob stays on top of developments and issues with Verizon’s Consumer and Mass Business segment from his home base in Florida. He has been involved with FiOS since it was first being developed and deployed in 2004.

Alberto Canal

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Alberto is in the public relations group. He loves to share tech, sustainability, feel-good, and random news of interest. A happy FiOS quad play customer, he likes to use his family as guinea pigs.

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Caroline manages the Verizon FiOS Google+ page, capturing the latest in entertainment, technology, sports and everything in between. She loves using social media and the written word to extend the FiOS conversation.

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