Oct. 24, 2013
Sunnyvale, Californis — October 24, 2013 — Telenav, Inc. (NAVTEQ: TNAV), the leader in personalized navigation, announced today that Lowell Goss has joined the company as the head of design. He will run design and user experience across Telenav's consumer products, which includes building on the success of Scout GPS on the phone and in the car.
Before joining Telenav, Goss was the director of user experience at Amazon's Lab126, where he was responsible for design and prototyping. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of user experience and product development at IFILM, a division of Viacom's MTV Networks. IFILM was later rebranded to Spike.com, which includes programming from Comedy Central, GameTrailers and MTV. Before IFILM, Goss was the head of user experience for Yahoo!'s Media Group and Core Products Group, where he led the redesign of Yahoo.com, one of the web's most visited destinations.
"Telenav is aggressively recruiting top talent from leading companies in mobile, automotive, and advertising," said Peg Wynn, vice president of human resources at Telenav. "Lowell's contributions at Amazon, IFILM, and Yahoo! demonstrate his ability to use design to create differentiated experiences that people love and use everyday"
Goss has a long track record of successful strategic design, including building and managing industry-leading and highly-respected design teams. At Telenav, he will leverage these past roles to evolve the Scout experience in the car and on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone 8 devices.
"Today, navigation apps are generally used as tools for getting from point A to point B. Whether Scout is used on the road, to find something to do or to meet up with family or friends, we want it to be an integral part of how people move throughout their daily lives," said Goss. "As a team, we want to redefine what it means to be a navigation app."
Goss joins tech alumni and industry veterans from Aol, eBay, Microsoft, Netscape, TomTom, and Yahoo!. Telenav recently hired Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreetMap (OSM), to spearhead the company's crowd-sourced mapping initiatives for Scout GPS navigation services. Coast joined Telenav from Microsoft, where he was a principal architect for Bing and responsible for adding satellite imagery to OSM.
Telenav's mission is to help make people's lives less stressful, more productive, and more fun when they are on the go. Our personalized navigation services help people make faster and smarter daily decisions about where to go, when to leave, how to get there, and what to do when they arrive.
We aim to be everywhere people need us. Our partners are wireless carriers, automobile manufacturers, app developers, advertisers and advertising agencies. Our carrier and automotive partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, Ford, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sprint, Telcel, T-Mobile U.S., U.S. Cellular, and Vivo Brazil. You can also find us in mobile app stores and on the web at www.telenav.com and www.scout.me.
Cynthia Hiponia and Alice Kousoum
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