Gaikai Boosts UI Chops

Los Angeles-based cloud streaming firm Gaikai has bolstered its creative side, saying today that it has hired Brendan Iribe as its Chief Creative Officer and Senior Vice President of User Experience. Iribe was previously the co-founder, President, and CEO of Scaleform, a video game user interface technology developer. Gaikai said it is tapping Iribe to help it deal with a "very complex user interface challenge", which the firm faces because its technology runs on a variety of devices and displays. Gaikai is venture backed by Benchmark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners, Limelight Networks and Intel Capital.