Steve Perlman

Businessperson, Organization founder


Who is Steve Perlman?

Stephen G. "Steve" Perlman, OnLive founder and former president & CEO, is an entrepreneur and inventor responsible for several innovations in Internet, entertainment, multimedia, consumer electronics and communications technologies and services. He is best known for the development of QuickTime, WebTV and Mova Contour facial capture technologies. In addition to having founded and operated multiple startup companies, Perlman was a Microsoft division president and a principal scientist at Apple Computer.

Perlman’s technology work is built into all iPhones, video iPods, Macs and most PCs, and has been deployed by DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter and Adelphia cable TV and satellite TV networks. Consumer products incorporating Perlman’s work have also been retailed by Sony, Philips, RCA, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Fujitsu, Motorola, Scientific Atlanta, Sega and Nintendo.

Perlman’s recently patented facial motion capture technology, Mova Contour, was used for the production of the Academy Award-winning photoreal computer-generated face of Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, and of Edward Norton and Tim Roth in “The Incredible Hulk”.

Perlman holds over 100 US patents, and has more than 100 additional patents pending. He is a graduate of Columbia University.

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  • United States of America
  • Columbia University
  • Moxi
  • Apple Inc.
  • General Magic
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Chief Technology Officer, Catapult Entertainment
  • Chief Executive Officer, Onlive
    (2009 - )

on July 23, 2013


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