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Spotlight: LA Tech SuperDemo Announced! | Mike Jones Former Myspace CEO

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We want to provide our audience with not only amazing presenting startups/newly released products (submissions still open Apply Here ) but also outstanding people that can help you grow as an entrepreneur and lead a successful business. Most recently Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. In this role, Mike oversaw global business strategy and operations for Myspace, Myspace Music, and Myspace Mobile, which included board and strategic roles with Myspace China and Myspace Japan.

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 2011 I started using Instagram. Here’s the thing: If you never try new product and new networks you’ll never learn anything.

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Interview with Josh Brooks, Postcard On The Run

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We spoke with Josh Brooks , the founder and CEO of the company, about what the firm is doing, his background at MySpace, and what's next for the company. I ran program and marketing for MySpace for a little over three years. After MySpace, I did the old Burbank to San Jose commute.

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Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Andy Wen was the CTO of Christianity.com, and the CTO of early online education firm VCampus, and he also ran the product and web security for eTrade, as well as started a company called Lighthound deals, like a Groupon. Tony Adam is an advisor, he was formerly at MySpace.

Why Entrepreneurs & VCs Should Focus on Basecamp, Not the Summit

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It’s about how entrepreneurs perform over time and respond to adversity, how they ship products, how they attract other talent, etc. For investors it’s how much they follow up when they say they will, do they use and engage with your product and so on.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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Former CEO of Myspace. Most recently Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. Amanda Coolong has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and influencers at every major industry conference, and is an active beta tester for many of the products she encounters.

Interview with Brian Norgard, Namesake

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Norgard is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded NewRoo (acquired by Fox Interactive Media/MySpace) and co-founding Twitter advertising startup Ad.ly. Brian Norgard: It comes form a DNA that I want to create product experience that wows people.

Science, Headed by Mike Jones, To Launch Digital Startups

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a new, Santa Monica based company headed by former Myspace CEO Mike Jones , announced this morning that it has scored capital and funding, and is building a "technology studio" to develop new businesses, provide them with advice, and provide them with funding. science mike jones michael myspace digital startups accelerator> Science, Inc. ,

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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We're seeing a lot of second generation entrepreneurs coming in--the people at MySpace, the Josh Bermans going off to do things with Fox, but now is at BeachMint. This last month was really building out the detail of the product, and launching our web site.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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He listed all of the product releases that were up coming, the customers that were in the pipeline and where he saw his competition moving. They haven’t launched their next gen product – watch this space. This article originally ran on TechCrunch.

Interview with Artin Nazarian, MySocialNightLife

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I connected those two about three years ago--back when MySpace was actually MySpace, and Facebook was Facebook. I was looking at a crowd at a club, and I noticed how the clubs were using MySpace's personal profiles as venue profiles.

Interview with Bryan Hertz, VoxOx

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Bryan Hertz: We do a lot here, but our flagship product is VoxOx. Although there are lots of aggregation products like Trillian for instant messaging, there are also lots of apps which are Sunday hack-a-thon types of apps.

Interview with Mike Jones, Science Inc.

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www.science-inc.com), headed by Mike Jones , the former CEO of Myspace. Mike Jones: Coming out of Myspace, I looked at both operational roles and joining a venture fund. You just left MySpace--when did you decide to start Science? There will also be lots of mobile products.

Biz2Beach To Stream Live Here On TechZulu

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and most recently Myspace, where he ran an online marketing team focused on SEO, social media, and paid traffic acquisition. His firm works to infuse projects with the management, social and production assistance needed to break away from the pack.

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Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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But one common theme I’m hearing from there in 2011 is that it’s impossible to recruit. We have the actors, directors, producers, lighting specialists, writers, agents, post-production editors, etc. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

The Interaction of Our Lives | QR Codes and Augmented Reality

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There’s a good possibility there was a QR code on it offering you free tracks from the band’s MySpace page. We enjoy tinkering with objects, reverse engineering products, and building things. Imagine entering the Tony Stark Expo 2011…wouldn’t that be fun?

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MindJolt Names Mobile Development Head

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Los Angeles-based MindJolt , the social gaming firm headed by former MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe, announced this morning that it has hired Ulf Waschbusch as head of its internal social mobile game development. mindjolt social gaming myspace chris dewolfe executive videogame content

Specific Media Ties With Advertising Analytics Firm

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Irvine-basd Specific Media , the online advertising network which also owns MySpace, said Monday that it has tied with Nielsen Catalina Solutions , which measures advertising performance. The firms said they have launched a new product called Shopper Access, which is aimed at reaching shoppers in the consumer packaged goods category via display and video ads.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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We've been quite active, and have had a bunch of acquisitions lately -- including Internet Brands and MySpace -- a total of over 2 billion in acquisition in Southern California.

Interview with Deena Varshavskaya, Wanelo

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It's a site you can post, find, and collect your favorite products for anywhere online. You follow users who tastes you like, and you get a feed of products they find online. It's the best way to be exposed to new products and new brands.

First Ever Biz2Beach Presented by CallFire Hits The Ground Running!

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Having previously worked at notable companies including Myspace, PayPal, Yahoo!, Tony spoke about business missteps, scaling up online marketing programs, and poignant questions to address when changing a product or effectively marketing it.

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Jessica Simpson's BeautyMint Set To Launch Next Week

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The site--which is focusing on skincare products endorsed and developed by Simpson--is the latest in a string of celebrity-focused e-commerce businesses being launched by BeachMint, the latest startup of MySpace vet Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin.

What Mattered in 2010: Mike Jones, Myspace

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Today, we're sharing the thoughts of Mike Jones , CEO of Myspace. The biggest news was a complete, new launch of a new product, strategy and brand. What are the technologies, companies, or things you think the community ought to pay the most attention to in 2011?

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

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Of course, the evening wouldn’t have been complete without our fireside chat with Mike Jones , serial entrepreneur and former CEO of MySpace. Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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

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Of course, the evening wouldn’t have been complete without our fireside chat with Mike Jones , serial entrepreneur and former CEO of MySpace. Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Spolsky on Software on Both Sides of The Table

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While customers will be willing to try your product, they think two steps ahead. The role of Product Managers at Technology Companies. Do you see product managers as a hindrance to software development? A product manager is responsible for: Talking to customers.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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Carter was a co-founder/partner at Amplify.LA, and also was founder of Vertical Technologies, Thoughtstar, and S5 Wireless'' Hurff was formerly the EVP of Engineering at MySpace, and also was an EIR at Science Inc. We created a product that would allow you to print barcodes.

Specific Media Snags Two From Fox Audience Network

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Irvine-based Internet advertising network operator Specific Media is continuing to bolster its executive staff, saying today that it has named Fabrizio Blanco as its Chief Technology Officer, and Jason Knapp as Executive Vice President of Product. Fox Audience Network was the internet ad network side of Fox, and in particular its MySpace property. specific media audience network myspace

BeachMint Announces BeautyMint With Jessica Simpson

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The company said BeautyMint will provide a personalized, monthly skincare system with products developed by Nerida, using "anti-aging technology" and natural ingredients. All of those sites feature monthly, personalized shopping and product subscriptions. Berman is an ex-MySpace executive. beachmint beautymint jessica simpson celebrity ecommerce social commerce products beauty

StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids

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As early technology pioneers with over 13 years of entrepreneurial experience behind them, what they really saw was an opportunity for expansion into a new digital product line for kids that encouraged learning on multi-platforms. In mid-August of 2011, they created JibJab Jr.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Products. Miller was even honored as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2011. In 2011, Business Insider ranked Legal Zoom No. His second venture was Tesla Motors, creating the first production electric car of the modern era.

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StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids

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As early technology pioneers with over 13 years of entrepreneurial experience behind them, what they really saw was an opportunity for expansion into a new digital product line for kids that encouraged learning on multi-platforms. In mid-August of 2011, they created JibJab Jr.

What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners

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We last talked with Michael Jones, CEO of MySpace. I'm sure that there will be some great Android tablets next year, but I believe we'll view the iPad as a seminal product. I think a few Cleantech leaders are going to emerge in 2011.