The print industry is in a transition period. While some look at what is happening as the end of the newspaper, others are more optimistic and sense a greater opportunity as newspapers and media around the globe re-invent themselves in the digital and mobile worlds.

Enter Pressly, a Toronto, Canada based company co-founded by Jeff Brenner. They are taking an HTML5-first approach to helping move some of these bastions of news bearing into the mobile and tablet world. Pressly has worked with news giants from around the world to move their products onto the tablet and is a Techcrunch Disrupt finalist.

In this first segment of our episode, we focus on Jeff’s background, where the opportunity is in this space, attacking the engineering hurdles of building a disruptive product and what the challenges have been transitioning from a consulting company into a product company.

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About Jeff Brenner
Jeff Brenner PresslyCEO of Pressly. Graduated from the Software Engineering and Management program at McMaster University and has 7 years of software development experience. Started Nulayer in 2007 with co-founder Peter Kieltyka, a company which has built several popular web and iOS apps, including Crowdreel.com and TheScore for iPhone app (named by Apple as one of the apps of the year in 2011).


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About The Author

I'm Rob, the founder of UNTETHER.tv and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to schedule a 30-minute chat.