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MySpace, Citysearch To Launch Local Site


Los Angeles-based MySpace and West Hollywood-based CitySearch announced this morning that the two have launched a beta of a new local search site, MySpace Local, which will allow users to review, rate, and share information about small businesses. According to the firms, Coors and Outback Steakhouse are the brand sponsors for the new site, which leverages Citysearch's database of businesses and MySpace's social networking site.

mobileStorm Snags Engineering Director From MySpace


Pedowitz joins the firm from Fox Interactive Media, where he headed up re-architecture and re-engineering of the MySpace MyAds platform. Pedowitz also has served at Citysearch and Warner Bros. Los Angeles-based mobileStorm has bolstered its engineering resources, saying today that it has named David Pedowitz as the firm's new Director of Engineering and Principal Architect.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The city has, however, quietly been home to some of the most successful online companies to date, including CitySearch (sold to Ticketmaster for $260 million in 1998), Overture (acquired by Yahoo for $2 billion in 2003), eHarmony and LowerMyBills (bought by Experian for $330 million in 2005).

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Yet in LA we have hugely successful entrepreneurs who have built big companies like Overture, CitySearch, MySpace,, LowerMyBills, Commission Junction, eHarmony and on and on.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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We were also an investor in the early local listing company, CitySearch – an LA company. A great team from MySpace has created Gravity. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Citysearch is an online guide that offers information and recommendations regarding local businesses including restaurants, shops, bars, hotels, and others. MySpace is one of the world’s largest social networks, with about 125 million users.