Industry Moves: Former Newsweek President Osberg Appointed CEO Of Mobile Video Start-Up Buzzwire

This story was written by Dianne See Morrison.
Greg Osberg, former president of Newsweek, has resurfaced. Four months after leaving the magazine, he is stepping into the role of chief executive officer at Buzzwire, a Denver-based mobile video start-up that helps operators and content producers publish video and internet radio on cellphones. The WSJ.com reports that Buzzwire's founder Andrew MacFarlane wanted a CEO with experience in the migration of print content to the internet, a shift he believes is now being mimicked in online content's transition to mobile devices.

Fifty-one year old Osberg was at Newsweek for almost 18 years. In 2006, he launched the magazine's mobile version, as well as relaunching Newsweek.com. He also spent three years at CNET, where he was president of sales and marketing. "Mobile media feels like the Internet back in the early '90s," Osberg told the WSJ.com. Buzzwire, backed by VC's Matrix Partners, Sequel Venture Partners and Spark Capital, counts *AT&T*, *Alltel*, and *Verizon* as customers.


By Dianne See Morrison

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