From the announcement to the LiveJournal community:
We are happy to announce that Jason Shellen will be joining
the team as our new Vice President of Product Development at
LiveJournal, Inc. Jason comes to us with very relevant experience,
having been part of Pyra Labs, which created Blogger. In 2003
Google acquired Blogger and Jason went on to work as Product
Manager for Google Reader and became part of the Google New
Business Development team.
Jason will manage product development for LiveJournal, Inc.
and also oversee the pipeline of new products that SUP is
producing in other markets around the world. He’ll be located
out of the LiveJournal, Inc. office in San Francisco.
More on this over the next few days. In the meanwhile, here is the official press release. I’m very excited about this opportunity and hope to build great things over the next few years.