Kaleidescape Gets New CEO17 Dec, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Founder Michael Malcolm remains as chairman of the board
Upscale movie server company Kaleidescape Dec. 17 named Tom Furlong CEO, replacing founder Michael Malcolm, who remains as chairman of the board.
Furlong joins Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Kaleidescape from mobile phone pioneer Nokia Corp., where he built a cloud-based messaging service with an active user base of over 50 million consumers.
Expanding the customer base is the genesis behind Kaleidescape’s recent launch of Cinema One, a $4,000 streaming media player recently named a 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the home audio/video components category.
Unlike conventional streaming services, Cinema One lets viewers watch movies in true bit-for-bit Blu-ray and DVD quality — whether imported from CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc, or downloaded from the Kaleidescape Store.
“Kaleidescape built a leading brand in the home theater market by delivering entertainment without compromise to tens of thousands of people worldwide, and Tom is the perfect individual to take our products to a wider audience,” Michael Malcolm said in a statement. “He has substantial relevant technical expertise and brings extensive experience in leading and scaling businesses, growing teams, and driving execution. This experience, coupled with his passion for consumer products, has prepared Tom to lead Kaleidescape, and I look forward to seeing his leadership skills in action.”