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Vice President, Digital Music

Local Address: California, United States
Amazon.com, Inc.
Patriot Court, 1-9 The Grove
Slough, Berkshire SL1 1QP
United Kingdom

Company Description: Amazon.co.uk opened its virtual doors in October 1998, and strives to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything...   more
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About | NakTech LLC
www.naktech.com, 4 Nov 2013 [cached]
NakTech was formed in 2009 by David Nakayama. David was Senior VP Engineering at Yahoo! Inc. through 2008, where he was responsible for developing and operating Yahoo!'s Communications and Front Doors products, including Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Flickr, My Yahoo, and the Yahoo! home page. David joined Yahoo! in 1997 when the Internet company acquired Four11, the directory services company, where he led the development of RocketMail, the early web-based email product, and its successor, Yahoo! Mail.
Notable clients to date include start-ups such as the online music service Lala (acquired by Apple), user-controlled radio service Jelli, mobile social networking company Loopt, and the food marketplace site Foodzie. Larger clients of note include AOL and Palm Inc. David also is an early-stage angel investor, focused on technology-driven startups in the consumer Internet sector, investing in such firms as MobSmith, Other Inbox, Teevox, Chromatik, and Bandcamp.
It's a far cry from when ...
www.expressindia.com, 28 Mar 2007 [cached]
It's a far cry from when giving away 2 megabytes of data was considered a big deal, said David Nakayama, Yahoo's group vice president of engineering and developer of RocketMail, which Yahoo acquired and relaunched as Yahoo Mail in 1997.
In a posting to Yahoo's corporate blog, he said capacity when Yahoo Mail started was 200 gigabytes for all customers.
"I remember getting in a room to plan our RocketMail launch over a decade ago and worrying that our original plan of a 2 megabyte quota wasn't enough, and that we needed to be radical and DOUBLE the storage to 4 megabyte per account!"he wrote.
2007 March
www.ymailblog.com, 1 Mar 2007 [cached]
To mark the occasion, I checked in with David Nakayama, our group vice president of engineering, for some perspective on this milestone. In case that name doesn't ring a bell, he's the developer of RocketMail, one of the world's first webmail products, which Yahoo! acquired and relaunched as Yahoo! Mail in 1997.
Dave reminisced: "I remember getting in a room to plan our RocketMail launch over a decade ago and worrying that our original plan of a 2MB quota wasn't enough, and that we needed to be radical and DOUBLE the storage to 4MB per account!
Dave ...
www.edshelf.com, 3 Feb 2013 [cached]
Dave Nakayama Technical Advisor Former GPS researcher at SRI, Creator of Rocketmail at Four11, SVP Engineering of Communications and Front Doors at Yahoo!, and now technology advisor and investor in technology startups.
Betaland.net: A news center of Free Beta software: Yahoo Mail Offers 'Infinite' Storage for 10-year Anniversary
www.betaland.net, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
To mark the occasion, I checked in with David Nakayama, our group vice president of engineering, for some perspective on this milestone. In case that name doesn't ring a bell, he's the developer of RocketMail, one of the world's first webmail products, which Yahoo! acquired and relaunched as Yahoo! Mail in 1997.
Dave reminisced: "I remember getting in a room to plan our RocketMail launch over a decade ago and worrying that our original plan of a 2MB quota wasn't enough, and that we needed to be radical and DOUBLE the storage to 4MB per account!
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