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Predictive Social Intelligence™ Pioneer Blab Appoints Barry X Lynn as Chairman of the Board

Serial entrepreneur and former Fortune 100 executive Lynn will be instrumental in introducing Blab's real-time big data analytics engine to market

SEATTLE, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Randy Browning, founder and chief executive officer of Blab, pioneer of Predictive Social Intelligence™, announced Barry X Lynn as chairman of the board. Lynn has been a Blab board member since September 2012. In April 2013, Blab launched the first commercial platform that predicts social media conversations 24, 48 and 72 hours in advance. Undergoing rapid business and technical development, Blab continues to advance its patented predictive analytic technologies. Companies rely on Blab to make sense of the "messy" stream of social data and gain precious time and critical insights to lead and influence the online conversations where customers are most active.

"Barry's track record of successfully introducing new technologies to market, most recently with cloud computing pioneer 3Tera, makes him the perfect leader to help take on the tremendous market opportunity for Predictive Social Intelligence," said Browning. "I'm excited to have him as a chairman as we work to revolutionize the way businesses leverage real-time big data analytics in social conversations for influence and growth."

"Blab is reinventing how companies can derive immediate financial value from social conversations through accurate, predictive analysis," said Lynn. "I have been part of many exciting business ventures over the years but I've never had more conviction, nor passion, than I do for Blab. We are innovating scientific, technology-driven prophecy with our first-of-its-kind prediction engine and data visualization."

About Barry X Lynn
With over 40 years of experience, Barry X Lynn is a serial entrepreneur, investor, former Fortune 100 CIO and business executive. Most recently he was Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, the cloud computing pioneer, acquired by CA in 2010. As of 1999, Mr. Lynn is Chairman, President and CEO of Be eXceL management, inc., an incubator of early stage technology companies. Mr. Lynn is also a Director of venture capital firm, Shoreline Venture Management, LLC, since 1999. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Wells Fargo and Company and President of Wells Fargo Technology Services. There, he built the world's first Internet online banking system. Before that Lynn was Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Operations, President of Wells Fargo Securities Clearance Corp. and Founder and President of Wells Fargo Securities, Inc. He is on Boards of Directors of Alacritech, Blab and Metafor Software; and is advisor to Leap Commerce and Primitive Logic.

About Blab
Blab is a pioneer in the category of Predictive Social IntelligenceTM. The company is developing proprietary technology to analyze unstructured "messy" big data in real-time with the vision to pattern and predict every online conversation. Companies rely on Blab to discover and predict conversations so they may preempt revenue-impacting activities online to achieve immediate business results and minimize future threats. For more information, visit

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