Akana Names New CEO

Los Angeles-based Akana, the developer of API management software, said Thursday that it has named Mark Tapling as its new Chief Executive Officer. Tapling was most recently CEO of PacketVideo, and also had been CEO of SDL plc Language Technologies (Language Weaver). Akana, until recently, was known as SOA Software. Akana did not provide any details on the departure of longtime CEO Paul Gigg, who had been CEO since 2004. Gigg is no longer listed on the company's board of directors.