New CEO Appointed to Thoora

Seasoned executive Husni Khuffash brings connections to digital world and entrepreneurial experience

TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Thoora, an automated real time news discovery service, today announced the appointment of Husni Khuffash to chief executive officer of the company.

As CEO, Mr. Khuffash will lead both the development and execution of Thoora's strategic plan, advancing the company's mission and objectives, while maintaining oversight of the company's ongoing operations.

"Thoora is entering a new period of growth and development as we work to bring more products to market and provide people with access to popular, unbiased, ever changing news in a simple yet comprehensive way, as determined by the public," said Khuffash. "The decision to join Thoora was an easy one, and I look forward to working with an impressive team of professionals as well as continuing to build and grow a strong community support for our platform."

Prior to joining Thoora, Mr. Khuffash's experience includes acting as the regional manager of the UAE, Lower Gulf and Levant for Google. In that role, he lead the company's operations in the region including developing and executing on the marketing and sales strategy sales, focusing on business development and building the search advertising market.

"Husni's experience is invaluable to Thoora and will surely help grow the company and further enhance the news discovery and sharing process," said Chul Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Thoora. "He is the perfect addition to the company with his proven leadership and strong background in the technology and search industry and entrepreneurial character."

Thoora officially launched in November 2009 with strong community support for its platform including distribution and consumption of ever changing, popular traditional and social media news with diverse voices and content. By visiting Thoora.com, anyone can find the news attracting the most attention and social reactions from the blogosphere, Twitter and traditional media sources. Thoora's automated technology sifts through all of the news stories throughout social and traditional media and find the stories people are talking about.

Visit www.thoora.com today to discover what the world is talking about.

About Thoora
As a Rogers Ventures funded company, Thoora is a new and unique service that helps people discover the news attracting the most attention within social and traditional media. Thoora identifies the most interesting stories by exploring the entire blogosphere, Twitter and traditional media sources in real-time to determine the stories attracting the most attention. Thoora was one of the 2009 TechCrunch50 finalists and was recently selected as one of the Branham Group Top 25 Canadian ICT Up and Comers.

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For further information: For further information:

Angela Volpe, 416-935-5663, angela.volpe@rci.rogers.com

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