Java Pioneer, Creator of AppExchange to be CTO of New Web Venture

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Radar Networks appoints Lew Tucker Ph.D. as Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Radar Networks ( today announced the appointment of Lew Tucker, Ph.D. as its Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer. Radar Networks is building technology for enriching content that will catalyze the evolution of a new dimension of the Web. This new dimension is the next frontier in search, advertising, content distribution and commerce. The company is presently in stealth-mode and anticipates releasing its first commercial products in 2007.

Mr. Tucker will be responsible for leading technology development for the company's core platform and online services applications.

Mr. Tucker brings an impressive portfolio of technology achievements to his new role as VP and CTO of Radar Networks. Prior to joining Radar Networks, he was Vice-President of AppExchange at where he drove the growth of the AppExchange online marketplace. AppExchange is widely regarded as a successful and transformational strategic initiative at, moving the company's product offerings from applications to a broader platform.

Prior to his role at, Mr. Tucker was Vice-President of Internet Services at Sun Microsystems where he was a core member of the first Javasoft executive team and an early evangelist for the advancement of the Java technology platform. He later moved to have overall corporate responsibility for Sun's presence on the World Wide Web.

Mr. Tucker holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has authored numerous papers on computer architecture, AI, and machine vision. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Research at Thinking Machines, Inc., and contributed to the development of the massively parallel Connection Machine supercomputer.

"Our team is really honored that Lew has chosen to join Radar Networks," said Nova Spivack, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Radar Networks, "He has repeatedly demonstrated a unique ability to lead world-class technology teams and achieve widespread adoption of their innovations."

"Joining Radar Networks was an opportunity I couldn't resist," said Mr. Tucker. "I have been looking forward to working in an area that has the potential to change the way in which we use the Web today. Nova and the team at Radar Networks have achieved something which is both innovative and ready for mainstream use."

The company was founded in 2003, by Nova Spivack (, a long-time technology visionary who co-founded EarthWeb and helped bring it through an historic IPO during the first Web revolution. Radar Networks has spent several years developing core technologies for the next-generation of the Web. The company is backed by Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital and Leapfrog Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

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