Fabrice Florin Bio

With a 25-year track record in new media and technology, Fabrice Florin has developed a wide range of leading-edge entertainment, education and software products.

Fabrice is founder and CEO of Handtap Communications, a leading provider of multimedia content for mobile phones. Handtap has partnered with GoComics to distribute its content and offer a wide range of popular comics for your phone, featuring Garfield, Doonesbury, Bloom County and many more. Our animations, wallpapers, and daily comic applications are sold by the top US carriers, as well as leading distributors worldwide.

As Macromedia's VP of online entertainment, Fabrice launched shockwave.com, a popular web site featuring games, cartoons, music and greetings. Fabrice led content and web teams at this major entertainment destination, publishing hundreds of top-rated titles, such as South Park, Dilbert and Frogger.

Before joining Macromedia, Fabrice was president of Zenda Studio, an award-winning software and multiplayer game developer. There, he created innovative user interfaces and software environments for market leaders including Disney, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Philips and Sony.

Prior to Zenda, Fabrice was executive producer at Apple Computer, where he produced widely acclaimed educational CD-ROM titles and interactive TV applications, honored with four US patents. As founding member of Apple's Multimedia Lab, he pioneered the use of multimedia and produced groundbreaking education titles with partners ranging from Lucasfilm and National Geographic to the BBC and Smithsonian.

Before joining Apple, Fabrice was president of Videowest, an innovative TV production studio, where he created a new genre of video journalism, widely distributed on outlets ranging from ABC to MTV and public TV. Fabrice produced and directed many acclaimed TV specials, such as Hackers, a classic documentary about the midnight programmers that created the personal computer revolution.

Fabrice is now leading a non-profit journalism project called NewsTrust. This news rating service brings together concerned citizens and experienced journalists to review news stories and their sources according to rigorous editorial standards, leveraging online technology to identify high-quality journalism - or "news you can trust."

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