Pando Networks co-founder and CTO Laird Popkin has left the company to become VP of engineering for Kaplan, the test-prep company owned by the Washington Post Company (WPO).
In an email to friends, Popkin said “the Pando team is strong and the business is doing well.” We’ve reached out to Pando CEO Robert Levitan for comment and will update when we hear back.
Popkin will remain an advisor to Pando, and will continue to work on the P4P project, aimed at making P2P more efficient for Internet service providers like telcos and cable companies.
NYC-based Pando is a peer-to-peer content delivery network (CDN), meaning they sell P2P-assisted hosting/bandwidth services to media companies. The idea is that by using consumers’ bandwidth — not just servers in datacenters — to help push files across the Internet, media companies can cut costs.