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RockYou is a leading provider of applications and widgets on the web.
RockYou widgets include photo slideshows, glitter text, customized
Facebook applications and voicemail accessories that are simple to use
and enable people to frequently refresh their online style. Founded in
2006, RockYou has over 35 million users, serving over 180 million
widget views per day in more than 200 countries. RockYou applications
are customized for easy integration across all social networks
including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, Tagged and hi5.
Lance Tokuda (CEO/Founder): Lance is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of RockYou, and brings over 15 years of software and management experience to the company. Prior to RockYou, Lance held Vice President & Chief Technology Officer positions in consumer and enterprise web services companies Iconix and Open Harbor, and was an early employee (number four) at Resumix, now Yahoo! HotJobs. Lance holds patents in text extraction and document categorization, with an email patent pending as well, and has received the American Association of Artificial Intelligence Award of Innovation for work on spatial text understanding. He received his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas.