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Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Bill Austin March 22, 2007 11:08 AM Dennis McDonald in Alexandria, Virginia USA said.

Challenge of Predicting Winners

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Challenge of Predicting Winners I just read a bit on the payout to YouTube from the Google Acquisition ( Internet News , CNN ). Why did MySpace win? Certainly MySpaces tie-in with music was a genius move. Part of the discussion around this is the talk about the founder who only got $83M (as compared to $3xxM for the other founders) who bailed out early and choose to go back to school. The poor guy.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: So, you need to develop a product?

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Ive personally seen big companies such as Ticketmaster and MySpace do a great job building an extremely talented team of highly motivated, Scrappy engineers.

MySpace Swallows Fox Audience Network

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace , which is a unit of News Corporation, said late Monday that it is integrating the Fox Audience Network (FAN) directly with MySpace. The Fox Audience Network was created in 2007 as a spinout of MySpace. Mike Jones, President of MySpace, said in a statement that the move would put it in a "great position" to leverage FAN's technology. Tags: myspace audience network social newtorking advertising

Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

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They thought it was like MySpace and why did I need a MySpace page? In 2007 I started using Twitter and most of my friends & colleagues wondered why people would care what I ate for lunch.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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GumGum was founded in 2007 when a team of seasoned Internet entrepreneurs realized web site publishers were missing out on valuable revenue by not monetizing their image-based content.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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And thats not even counting MySpace, which Rupert Murdoch famously paid $580 million for in 2005. We have all the people who came out of eHarmony; who came from MySpace and Overture and PriceGrabber and Lastminute.com and Shopzilla and CitySearch and all these places.

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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Among the highest acquisition values were MySpace ($580M in 2005), Shopzilla ($560M in 2005), Rent.com ($430M in 2004), Lowermybills ($330M in 2005) and Sandpiper Networks ($630M in 1999). IPO successes (as measured by the market capitalization at the close of the first day of trading) include Entropic ($500M IPO in 2007), Divx ($625M IPO in 2006), eToys ($7.8BM IPO in 1999) and Xylan ($2.3B

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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Why did MySpace lose to Facebook & what can Twitter learn from this? MySpace grew faster because Friendster’s servers couldn’t scale. MySpace didn’t handle images or video well. Fox bought MySpace for $580 million.

SodaHead.com Trumpets User Wins

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in venture funding since its launch in September of 2007. Sodahead.com was co-founded by Jason Feffer, who was VP of Operations at MySpace. Los Angeles-based online social question and answer site Sodahead.com said today that the firm has reached more than 1 million registered users at the site.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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Why did MySpace lose to Facebook & what can Twitter learn from this? Modern Social Networking: Friendster, MySpace & Facebook. Except that MySpace didn’t handle images or video well. MySpace later bought Photobucket for $250 million + $50 million earn out.

Interview with Ian Swanson, Sometrics

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I worked at Userplane, building social applications for sites like MySpace. The majority of them are social application developers, who have social applications on Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Bebo, and Hi5, either using the Facebook API or OpenSocial. On average, we're seeing around a 50 cents CPM on both Facebook and MySpace, which is actually high. In October of 2007, at some of the first big Facebook events, we saw hundreds of developers working out of their dorm rooms.

Interview with Sometrics, Ian Swanson

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I worked at Userplane, building social applications for sites like MySpace. The majority of them are social application developers, who have social applications on Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Bebo, and Hi5, either using the Facebook API or OpenSocial. On average, we're seeing around a 50 cents CPM on both Facebook and MySpace, which is actually high. In October of 2007, at some of the first big Facebook events, we saw hundreds of developers working out of their dorm rooms.

Interview with Rob Farrow, Chi.mp

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In late 2007, we had a group of guys were creating concepts about social identity. In late 2007, Chi.mp With so many social networks, and dominant sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace, how do you fit in, and why is there need for another social networking tool? MySpace--even though I'm a little old for the MySpace genre--is incredibly powerful.

Interview with Derrick Oien, Intercasting

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But, with Intercasting and our ANTHEM version of MySpace, it's a client integrated into the device. You can do additional things like access the camera, upload photos directly to MySpace, go to your address book on the phone and send direct message to friends. Not only can you send photos to MySpace, you can bring content down to your handset. Derrick Oien: We launched Rabble in June of 2005, and we launched the first version of ANTHEM in September of 2007.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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Founded in July 2007 by Mark Pincus , Michael Luxton, Eric Schiermeyer, Justin Waldron, Andrew Trader, and Steve Schoettler. Founded in April/May 2010 by Diego Berdakin (Ex-Slingshot Labs) and Josh Berman (Ex-Slingshot Labs, MySpace Co-founder) in Santa Monica, CA.

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Interview with George Ruan and Donald Patterson, Quub

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For today's interview, we connected with George Ruan and Dr. Don Patterson, the co-founders of Irvine-based Quub (www.quub.com), which has taken research which Dr. Patterson was working on at UC Irvine and applied it to the world of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and other social networking sites. Don Patterson: The phenomenon of Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter has caught the imagination, but the function that these services serve for people has been around for a long time.

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Guide to the LA Startup Community

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MySpace is one of the world’s largest social networks, with about 125 million users. In July 2005 News Corporation bought MySpace parent company eUniverse for $580 M, of which approximately $327 M was the valuation of MySpace.