Hangout Hires Former Disney Exec

Hangout Industries, the Boston-based creator of the Web-based social virtual world, announced today that it has named Mike Goslin, former vice president of virtual world design and development for Disney Online, as its new vice president of product development. Goslin will be in charge of design, development and operations. “Mike is one of the most respected, effective and proven forces in the virtual worlds and games space,” Hangout CEO Pano Anthos said in a statement. “His combined talents as a natural story-teller, visionary and technologist make him the perfect candidate to bring Hangout to the forefront in the evolution of casual online entertainment.”

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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