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What Mattered in 2010: Mike Jones, Myspace

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Today, we're sharing the thoughts of Mike Jones , CEO of Myspace. The third one, of course, is Myspace! mike jones myspace year thoughts 2010 2011 newyearThis week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community.

Your Little Black Book | Mobile App

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And of course there’s a built in rating system so you can 5 star those unbelievable rendezvous. ” Jonathan’s passion for building great consumer products at MySpace and most recently for eHarmony can be seen in the Little Black Book.

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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Of course that’s not disputable. He led and sold MySpace to Fox for $650 million. But the “monetization heart of the Internet” doesn’t stop at Overture, Applied Semantics and MySpace. To some extent – of course they are.

Here’s What President of textPlus @Nanea Reeves Has to Say on Leadership, Mgmt, Women in Tech

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If you watched episode 1 , this was something what Amit Kapur attributed as one of the primary causes of the downfall of Myspace. I would of course welcome your feedback in the comments on the blog to add to this conversation or to disagree with any conclusions we may have had.

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

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And of course Foundry Group is the original masters of this with perfectly organized ambassador trips to Boulder. For every Overture or MySpace in LA you had the next tier of management who made a little bit of money and is now looking to build something massive.

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Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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If you haven’t read Reed’s explanation of this split make sure you read it (of course, after you’re done with this post ) —> here. When Fox first hired its triumvirate of CEO’s to run MySpace after the founders’ departure, I argued the same.

Why Pseudonymity Is Such an Important Concept

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MySpace flourished and left Friendster behind in part because they didn’t care about your identity. Of course they can be duped.

Find Egg-breakers: People With Influence & Authority and Are Unafraid to Use Them

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Imagine having been pitched Facebook in a world where MySpace seemed to be running away with market share or more recently having been pitched Twitter when Facebook seemed unstoppable.

Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem

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And of course in my 700 are people like Bill Gates and Barack Obama, neither of whom follows me just yet Asymmetric works both ways.

The Power of Getting the Band Back Together

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” It’s like you hear about “mafia’s” of PayPal, Facebook, MySpace, Salesforce, etc. So he went on to become the CFO of Fab through their growth years dealing with warehousing, inventory management, facilities, CAC/LTV analyses and of course fund raising.

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

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If you are talented, of course, you can get funded in any region with enough venture capital and obviously in markets outside of the Valley it is easier to get noticed and get access. In New York you have access to fashion, media, art and of course, financial services.

What I Learned in 2014: Kevin Winston

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Also looking forward to the community continuing to grow with more events, investment, connections to the city and universities, and of course Silicon Beach Fest 2015 in June.

The Men of Pinterest

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Now that I think about it, I remember when we relaunched Myspace last year and the Pinterest team accused us of basically ripping off their layout. Of course, there has been no shortage of articles about Pinterest lately.

Effective Startup 360-Performance Reviews - Entrepreneurs Should Sanity Check Their Self-awareness

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Remember all those terrible MySpace self-portraits? The MySpace teens liked the photos, in part, because they showed the mirror image of themselves which matched the adolescents’ self-images. . Note: This is part I of a two part series. Part II will be available soon. “He

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. Of course, as with most futuristic technologies, Hollywood does a great job of adding their touch and this AR experience is no different.

Do you Suffer from the Urgency Addiction? It’s More Common Than you Think

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I has been asked to do the keynote speech at a dinner that night but of course hadn’t written a speech in advance.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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Of course I have. And of course you need a mature venture capital industry. We have all of the 2nd-time entrepreneurs from Overture, CitySearch, MySpace, etc. This article originally ran on TechCrunch. I’m in Seattle this week.

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Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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MySpace dithered. But stay the course if you believe in your decisions. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to be a great leader and seem to be having this conversation a lot lately about Facebook, Yahoo!, Zynga and others.

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Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More

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Nate followed through on his views by investing in LA accelerator Science , run by the venerable Mike Jones , who is a former founder (UserPlane, sold to AOL), tech exec (at AOL and later at MySpace) and one of LA’s most prolific (and well liked) angels.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

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I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. Our Director of Flow, Heather Burlesci will be attending these courses as she is looking to build up her skills in this area.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

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I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. Our Director of Flow, Heather Burlesci will be attending these courses as she is looking to build up her skills in this area.

Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

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Students have to register with their matriculation numbers, and supply upon registration, their course of study, faculty, department, mode of entry, year of entry etc. We recognised her of course with her stunning profile picture.

Interview with Ross Levinsohn, Velocity Interactive Group

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Ross Levinsohn is a board member at FatTail and a venture capitalist at Velocity Interactive (www.velocityig.com), and headed up Fox Interactive Media's buy of MySpace. Over the course of the last few months, we began digging into the business and got comfortable with the team, did our homework, and went in and made the investment. it was about community and portals, but early on with Friendster and obviously MySpace we saw it was more platform based.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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LA not only produced the obvious – MySpace – but also created the whole category of sponsored search (Overture), AdSense (Applied Semantics), Local Search (City Search), comparison shopping (PriceGrabber, Shopzilla) and lead generation (LowerMyBills). ExpenseBay Wins Showoff.

Do your kids Google Poo?

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I was surprised to learn that the reason she asked me to come see her was to help the school with a problem with sexting, Facebook/Myspace and cyber-bullying. Of course she asked me, I’m the CEO of a leading computer services company.

Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

I’m being asked this by technologies, of course, but also from other, non-tech people like private investors, VCs, SEO experts, marketing guys, potential hires, partners, and any random guests that just happen to stop by and say hi to Jason (of course…). Can someone please tell me which company is spending more on hardware, software, license, hosting, traffic, storage, and support, MySpace or Facebook?

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Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

I’m being asked this by technologies, of course, but also from other, non-tech people like private investors, VCs, SEO experts, marketing guys, potential hires, partners, and any random guests that just happen to stop by and say hi to Jason (of course…). Can someone please tell me which company is spending more on hardware, software, license, hosting, traffic, storage, and support, MySpace or Facebook?

Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

I’m being asked this by technologies, of course, but also from other, non-tech people like private investors, VCs, SEO experts, marketing guys, potential hires, partners, and any random guests that just happen to stop by and say hi to Jason (of course…). Can someone please tell me which company is spending more on hardware, software, license, hosting, traffic, storage, and support, MySpace or Facebook?

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Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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Commission Junction, MySpace, TicketMaster and many more. And of course we had, TheMan. Thursday night was the unveiling of the newest batch of Launchpad LA companies.

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

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So it was my great pleasure to host Chamillionaire on This Week in VC this week talking marketing, entrepreneurship, old media and, of course, music. What things did he experiment in the early days when there was no Facebook, Twitter or even MySpace to promote oneself?

The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch

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which has already been adopted by Facebook, MySpace, Windows Live, and Opera and many others with Google and Yahoo! Of course, in terms of how it will impact us at home and ultimately in business, as we’ve seen with Enterprise 2.0,

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Why Hulu is the OPEC of Online Video

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Of course it’s their right to do so and there is so much money involved you can hardly blame them. Fox has already divested much of FAN (the Fox Audience Network) and has been wanting to sell MySpace for some time. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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But of course Google eventually became the massive winner in this category. When we tune into any stream: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc., One of the investment themes I’ve been focused on in the past 3 years has been Performance-Based Marketing.