Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles
MARCH 1, 2010
Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. But lets face it, when you think of Los Angeles, Internet startups are not the first things that spring to mind.
Myspace Hails Growth In Users
OCTOBER 1, 2013
Los Angeles-based Myspace said today that it has seen its user base, with 36 million people now using the website after the site''s big revamp in June. Myspace also detailed some of the demographics of its user base, saying that 70 percent of its users are 35 and younger.
MySpace Chops 47 Percent
JANUARY 11, 2011
Amid rumors for weeks that Los Angeles-based MySpace has been planning massive layoffs, the firm said today that it is cutting 47 percent of its staff globally, or roughly 400 employees. MySpace has been undergoing major structural changes over the past few years, as the firm's core social networking business shifted to competitor Facebook. myspace layoff jobs employment social networking content entertainment
MySpace Launches New Mobile App, Site Design
JUNE 12, 2013
Los Angeles-based Myspace officially launched its new site design and a mobile app today, firmly centering the online site on music, music discovery, and streaming. Myspace said it has automatically upgraded profiles from the classic Myspace to the new platform.
MySpace Acquired By Specific Media
JUNE 29, 2011
Los Angeles-based MySpace , the once dominant social networking website, has been sold to Irvine-based Specific Media , the online advertising network, in a deal reportly worth $35M. As part of the buy, current MySpace CEO Mike Jones will be leaving the company after a transition period. The acquisition of MySpace has been rumored for months, as the site transitioned into a music- and celebrity-oriented site after failing to gain ground against Facebook.
MySpace's Anderson Among Worst-Dressed Tech Moguls, Says GQ
AUGUST 4, 2011
A new article published today in GQ magazine identifies Tom Anderson , the Los Angeles resident and former co-founder of MySpace , as among the 15 worst dressed men of Silicon Valley. fashion anderson myspaceThe article--which also ragged on such tech notables as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg--said that Anderson is a "a victim of over-layering", particularly for his penchant for wearing a "T-shirt, hoodie and blazer all at once.".
Yahoo Taps Former MySpace Exec For Revenue Chief
JUNE 18, 2012
The company said Monday that it is tapping the former Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Fox Interactive Media / MySpace, Michael Barrett , as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, under interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, the firm said Monday. Barrett was Chief Revenue Officer at Los Angeles-based MySpace. Barrett previously served with Levinsohn working on MySpace and FoxSports.com.
The Interaction of Our Lives | QR Codes and Augmented Reality
Tech Zulu Event
MAY 7, 2011
There’s a good possibility there was a QR code on it offering you free tracks from the band’s MySpace page. For mother’s day, Daqri partnered with the premier bakery company Goldilocks of Los Angeles to launch the Magical Augmented Reality Cakes.
RocketFrog Launches With $2M, MySpace's Anderson
MAY 23, 2012
Los Angeles-based RocketFrog , a new startup developing casino games on Facebook, launched Tuesday, saying that it has raised $2M in angel funding, and also added MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson as an advisor. rocketfrog venture capital gambling casino blackjack games videogame facebook social anderson myspace
Los Angeles Technology Connector – Kurt Daradics
OCTOBER 26, 2009
Kurt Daradics ( Facebook , @KurtyD , FriendFeed , MySpace , LinkedIn , Delicious ) (pronounced dare-a-dix) is a great guy to know. What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to? Besides Tony Karrer for technology, who are some of your go to people in Los Angeles? He recently co-founded CitySourced and I think Ben Kuo nailed him when he describes him as "a connector.
Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List
JANUARY 20, 2009
I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content.
Science Inc. Re-Ups On Wealthfront
APRIL 3, 2014
Los Angeles-based startup studio, incubator, and investor Science , which is led by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones, is part of a new funding round for automated investment service Wealthfront , the company has confirmed. wealthfront venture capital rebalance index finance financial stock trading investing investment scienceinc mike jones myspace
Mike Jones Echoes Hollywood | If You Build It, They Will Come
Tech Zulu Event
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Mike Jones may be known for his most recent role as CEO of MySpace , but this Internet entrepreneur is no stranger to the startup world. Also find out when you can hear more from MySpace alumni Sean Percival and Tony Adam – two of the first entrepreneurs in residence at Science.
Myspace Confirms Major Password Leak
SoCal Tech Calendar
JUNE 1, 2016
Los Angeles-based Myspace , which is now part of Time, Inc., confirmed a major security breach on Tuesday, saying that stolen Myspace user login data had been posted to an online hacker forum. Myspace--which blamed the hack on Russian cyberhacker "Peace."--said said the data stolen included user login data from a portion of accounts that were created prior to June 11, 2013 on the old Myspace platform. myspace password leak cybersecurity social networkin
Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Los Angeles-based Science Inc. www.science-inc.com), the startup �studio� led by former MySpace CEO and technology veteran Mike Jones , just saw its third acquisition out of its portfolio this year�the acquisition of FameBit by Google/Youtube. myspace accelerator incubate incubator acquisition merger exit investment financial investor dollarshave shave dollar google famebit michael science jones mike
Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Chance Barnett , Crowdfunder (Los Angeles, crowdfunding). Allison Beal , StyleSaint (Los Angeles, fashion). James Borow and Clark Landry (shared position), SHIFT (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, advertising). Greg Cohn , Burner (Los Angeles, mobile app).
Postcard on the Run Turns Mobile Snapshots Into Mail
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
A new, Los Angeles startup, Postcard on the Run , started by MySpace veteran Josh Brooks, has launched today, allowing users to take a photo with any mobile device, and instantly send it as a real, printed postcard.
Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization
OCTOBER 2, 2012
Santa Monica startup, Gravity --headed by former MySpace COO Amit Kapur--announced this morning that it has raised $10.6M Gravity said the new funds will help it expand its operations in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, as well as scale its publishing partners and deploy its platform.
Myspace Hails Launch Response
JUNE 27, 2013
Los Angeles-based Myspace has a new design, new owner, and is hoping for some new users with its brand new, music-focused, user interface--and says that so far, the response is good. Myspace also said that 34 percent of the traffic to its new site is coming from mobile users.
Pervical: Why MySpace Was A Spaghetti-Ball Mess
MARCH 9, 2015
Wonder why once dominant social networking site MySpace --once the poster child for the Los Angeles technology startup world failed under News Corp? Former MySpace VP Sean Percival says it was a "spaghetti-ball mess". The Guardian shares Pervical''s lessons drawn from his time at MySpace and talks about what went wrong. Percival--now in the Bay Area--also talks about MySpace''s failed attempt to purchase Spotify, and why bureaucracy killed MySpace.
MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Los Angeles-based MySpace has been among the most visible of Southern California's Internet era success stories, although the site--now owned by News Corporation--has had its own share of ups-and-downs, as well as questions about its future.
StyleMint Set For July 1st Launch
JUNE 7, 2011
StyleMint , the newest, celebrity e-commerce site being launched by Los Angeles-based BeachMint , is set to launch July 1st, according to details sent to supporters of the site. BeachMint, the startup headed by former MySpace co-founder Josh Berman, is launching StyleMint with celebrities Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. myspace beachmint marykate olsen kate mary ashley ecommerce fashion celebrity style stylemint
Myspace In Sponsorship Deal With Chevrolet
MARCH 13, 2013
Los Angeles-based Myspace has a new design, and a new brand sponsor, the first since its redesign and relaunch over the last few months. Myspace said the new brand promotion includes original content and Chevrolet advertising across Specific Media's digital network.
MySpace's New iPhone App: Drawler
OCTOBER 6, 2010
Los Angeles-based MySpace has launched a new iPhone app, the site has announced. According to MySpace, its new 'Drawler' application allows iPhone users to draw, color, add stickers, art, and other decorations to mobile phone photos.
MySpace Launches Browser Toolbar
DECEMBER 10, 2008
Los Angeles-based MySpace said Wednesday that it has officially launched its new MySpace Toolbar, an add-on for Internet Explorer 6.0 which directly connects MySpace users to their accounts.
Altly Posts Anti-Facebook Manifesto, Gets Funding
MAY 25, 2011
Los Angeles-based Altly , the latest startup of Dmitry Shapiro , the founder of Veoh and former CTo of MySpace Music, has officially thrown down the gauntlet, saying in a blog post this week that it there is a need for an alternative to Facebook--and the firm is going to create that alternative.
OpenX Names Chief Customer Officer
MAY 28, 2014
Los Angeles-based online and mobile advertising technology provider OpenX announced this morning that it has named Tish Whitcraft as the company''s new Chief Customer Officer. Whitcraft was most recently Chief Customer Officer at Tagged, and also was an executive at MySpace/Fox Interactive Media, in addition to serving as an executive at Yahoo. openx chief customer officer executive myspace tagged online advertising
MySpace Connects To TV
JANUARY 7, 2009
Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said Wednesday afternoon that the firm has launched a new offering which will allow users to link to the site while watching TV. Tags: yahoo intel myspace widget
MySpace Launches Android App
OCTOBER 21, 2008
Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said today that the firm has launched an application for Google's Android mobile operating system.
MySpace Syncs With Facebook
AUGUST 30, 2010
Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said Monday that it has added a new ability to synchronize MySpace updates with competitor Facebook. MySpace said its new Sync with Facebook synchronizes status updates, and also allows users to share their music, videos, links, and photos with friends on Facebook. Tags: myspace facebook sync synchronize update twitter
“Built In L.A.” the New Online Community for Startups
Tech Zulu Event
MARCH 16, 2013
There is a plethora of tech innovation going on in Los Angeles right now, and not only in Silicon Beach — but all over from downtown to the valleys to everywhere in between.
Anybeat Opens To Public Access
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Los Angeles-based Anybeat , the alternative social networking site created by former MySpace Music VP Dmitri Shapiro, has opened up broad, public access to the service. Anybeat is backed by a long list of angels and venture firms. anybeat social networking myspace linkedin facebook dmitri shapiro startup
MySpace Buys Threadbox
AUGUST 24, 2010
Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace has acquired Threadbox , a developer of email messaging software, according to Threadbox. According to Threadbox, it sold certain assets of the firm to MySpace, and key members of the firm's team have moved over to MySpace's team. According to Michael Cerda, the firm's co-founder and CEO, the team will be applying the firm's technology at MySpace.
Ranker Names COO, Taps Jones For Board
JANUARY 18, 2012
Los Angeles-based Ranker , the online service which allows anyone to list and rank things on any topic, said today that it has named Mani Dhillon as Chief Operating Officer, and tapped former MySpace CEO Michael Jones for its board. Jones, who is CEO of Santa Monica-based Science, was formerly CEO of MySpace, and also founded Tsavo Media and Userplane. ranker executive list rank listings myspace
Myspace Launches New Features To Highlight Artists, Musicians
OCTOBER 17, 2013
Los Angeles-based Myspace is ramping up its support of artists and musicians today, with two new features it says will help spotlight members of its community. myspace artist musician television promotion artists
Interview with Josh Brooks, Postcard On The Run
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
However, Los Angeles-based Postcard On The Run (www.postcardontherun.com) is trying to recapture that sense of value of physical photographs, with its new service, which turns digital photos into postcards. I ran program and marketing for MySpace for a little over three years.
SGN Raises $130M From Netmarble Games
JULY 23, 2015
Los Angeles-based mobile games studio SGN , which is led by former MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe, has raised $130M in a funding round from Netmarble Games. SGN said that Netmarble Games is the number one mobile games publisher in South Korea. SGN said it will use the investment to expand its market presence in Asia, including making game studio acquisitions, and also working with Netmarble Games to help bring the firm's titles to the Western market. READ MORE>>.
MySpace Completes Imeem Deal
DECEMBER 8, 2009
Los Angeles-based MySpace said Tuesday that it has closed its acquisition of social media site imeem. Owen Van Natta, the firm's CEO, said it would use the acquisition to bolster MySpace Music, and also said, effective today, that the firm would redirect Imeem's users to MySpace Music. Tags: myspace imeem merger acquisition social music content The firm did not disclose any further financial details related to the acquisition.
MindJolt Buys Two Firms
APRIL 19, 2011
Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based online gaming service MindJolt , which is run by MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has acquired two companies, according to a report today. myspace videogame content acquisition merger mobile gaming social mindjolt
MySpace Adds Twitter Sync
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace announced today that the firm has rolled out a beta of a feature which allows MySpace users to sync their status updates with Twitter. The firm said the new feature allows for two-way updates between the sites, with MySpace automatically posting status updates to Twitter feeds, and also updating status from Twitter feed updates. Tags: myspace twitter sync update social networking