I wanted to pass along the sad news that Ezra Davidson, former co-founder of SyncCast and a previous writer for StreamingMedia.com passed away over the New Year’s holiday. Sadly, he was killed by a family member who the LA Times is reporting is being charged with his death.
Ezra was a long time veteran of the online video industry and co-founded SyncCast in 1998 which he departed in 2007 when it was sold to Technicolor. While I never got to know Ezra on a personal level, through our business relationship he was a friendly guy who was always excited to talk about the online video industry. Every time I saw him at a Streaming Media show he was always laughing and had a smile on his face.
Some of his friends have put up a memorial website with more details on Ezra’s background and photos of Ezra with some of his colleagues.
Updated: The family welcomes all those who knew Ezra if they want to attend the service. 10:30 AM, Saturday January 10, 2009, Memory Chapel, Forrest Lawn, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA 91724
Updated March 2010: Phillips Ranch woman gets 50 years to life for husband’s killing