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MySpace Launches New Mobile App, Site Design

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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.

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

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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. During his tenure, he was responsible for the relaunch of Myspace, one of the most high-profile turn-around challenges in the industry.

Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

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Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. The 2D platform brings together a new world of interactivity for users, including the ability to play and create their own worlds and games.

Myspace Confirms Major Password Leak

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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 networking

MySpace Launches New Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based MySpace said Monday that it has opened a beta of a new self-serve, advertising platform is it calling MySpace MyAds. According to the social networking site, the new ad platform is targeted at individuals and small businesses, and allows them to target and create banner ads to specific MySpace audiences. MySpace said that advertisers can spend as little as $25 to advertise on its site.

Stephan Paternot shares open letter to Facebook’s Zuckerberg

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Yes, we’re talking pre-Friendster, MySpace , Facebook …you get the point. Facebook is a tour de force platform, and company, and is vindicating for all of us who believed in the online community business back in the 1.0

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MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets

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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. Platform G / Mindjolt.

SGN Launches Cross-Platform Development Tool

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Los Angeles-based social and mobile game development firm, SGN , said today that it has launched a new tool called MasterKey, which it says can be used to develop cross-platform titles. SGN is headed by Chris DeWolfe, one of the founders of MySpace, and is venture backed by Austin Ventures.

Myspace Ties With Vevo, Enhances Mobile Support

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Irvine-based Myspace , now an online site focused on music and musicians, said Wednesday that it has linked up with Vevo in a new music distribution partnership, and also enhanced its mobile support. According to Myspace and Vevo, the deal brings Vevo''s music videos, live concert events, and original shows to Myspace''s website and apps. Myspace says it now is seeing around 35.1 myspace vevo music streaming videos musician

“Built In L.A.” the New Online Community for Startups

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from PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills , Shopzilla to Myspace and some great exits without much community around it,” said Berman. “To It is very much a sharing, learning, promoting platform for the community.”.

MySpace Rolls Out Mobile SDK

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Los Angeles-based social networking service MySpace is looking to attract mobile developers, saying today that it has released a new SDK which will allow developers to integrate the site into mobile applications. MySpace said the SDK, which works for both the Google Android platform and Apple platforms, will allow developers to incorporate features such as logins, status updates, photo and video uploads, and access to friends lists.

MindJolt Buys Two Firms

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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. MindJolt--formerly known as Platform G--is venture backed by Austin Ventures.

MySpace Partners With IODA

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Los Angeles-based MySpace said today that independent music distributor IODA will provide its catalog to MySpace music. According to MySpace, the partnership with IODA--the Independent Online Distribution Alliance--will add over one million new songs to its platform. IODA is a digital distribution company which helps record labels negotiate licenses, encode data, and track royalties. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE

MySpace Launches New Streaming API

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace , in a bid to connect with the "real-time" web, said early this morning at the LeWeb conference that it has launched a new, real-time API. According to MySpace COO Mike Jones, the firm is enhancing its MySpace Developer Platform to allow partners to access the firm's real-time data, including status updates, music, video, and photos. Tags: myspace realtime search

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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A serial Internet entrepreneur, Mike has founded and sold numerous businesses, including agency PBJ Digital, application platform Userplane, which he led from startup to its acquisition by AOL, Tsavo Media and Myspace. Most recently Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace.

Platform G Closes On $22M Funding Round

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Beverly Hills-based Platform G , the stealth mode startup headed by former MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe, has closed a $22.0M, Series A funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Platform G acquired San Francisco gaming firm MindJolt in March. Tags: platformg chris dewolfe myspace venture capital

Veoh's Shapiro Named CTO Of MySpace Music

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Los Angeles-based MySpace Music announced this morning that it has hired Dmitry Shapiro , who founded Veoh, as its new Chief Technology Officer. Shapiro will be based in Beverly Hills, and report to MySpace Music President Courtney Holt. MySpace said that Shapiro will be responsible for "all aspects" of technical development for the MySpace Music platform. Tags: veoh dmitry shapiro myspace executive

MySpace: We're Tops On Android Market

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace reported Tuesday that the firm is now the top, social application on the Android platform, and is the third most popular downloaded application overall on the Android Market. MySpace trails T-Mobile's account information app and The Weather Channel's app in the store. Tags: myspace android market mobile google

MySpace: We're Not Selling User Data

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Los Angeles-based MySpace , under fire for selling its user data, said today that it is not selling its data. MySpace said that the data has been available through the MySpace Developer Platform, and allows software to pull publicly available, real-time data such as status updates, or when a user adds music, photos, or videos to their profile. Tags: myspace user data infochimps scandal

mobileStorm Snags Engineering Director From MySpace

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mobileStorm, which provides mobile and email marketing services, said that Pedowitz will be responsible for developmentof the firm's next generation platforms. Pedowitz joins the firm from Fox Interactive Media, where he headed up re-architecture and re-engineering of the MySpace MyAds platform. 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.

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?

Yowie Powers Town Hall For Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson

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Yowie--which develops interactive streaming technology which allows people to conduct video chats with friends and celebrities--said that candidate Johnson will participate in a live, un-moderated online video town hall on November 2nd, at 5pm PT, using its platform.

How to Save MySpace

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I wouldn’t bet against MySpace. I know many of their founders and early employees, and one of the co-founders of Intermix (the parent company of MySpace) is an investor. MySpace has lost the battle as the “place for friends”. The following are my 7 Ways on How to Save MySpace.

GumGum Snags Media Exec For Advisory Board

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Los Angeles-based GumGum has snagged a media agency network executive as an advisor, the firm is announcing today, for its in-image advertising platform. GumGum''s advisory board also include David Sacks, the CEO of Yammer; Michael Jones, the former CEO of MySpace, and Vince Thompson, the Managing partner at Middleshift.

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. TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. 24 7pm at Coloft in Santa Monica.

Interview with Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, PromoJam

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We spoke with Matt and Amanda MacNaughton , the brother and sister team behind PromoJam, to hear more about the company's platform. Amanda MacNaughton: PromoJam is an enterprise, social marketing technology platform.

Reflections on 2016: Michael Jones, Science, Inc.

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Jones is also the former CEO of MySpace. I think as TV becomes more and more obsolete (millennials aren't watching traditional TV), more companies will arise and learn how to harness the power of the Facebook Live platform as a way to deliver digestible and interesting streaming video. reflections 2016 michael jones mike science myspace startup incubator entrepeneur reflect2016

Interview with Michael Witz, Mob Science

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We have one, major original IP game in development, and a couple of weeks ago we announced a publishing deal with Zynga to publish our new game on Facebook and Zynga's own platform. Michael Witz: We've been building smaller, lightweight games on the Facebook platform since early 2008.

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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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Gravity--headed by former MySpace COO Amit Kapur--developer software which presents, in real time, personalized web pages. Forum , says "New platforms are very interesting to CTOs.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Enter the light bulb, which was that this was a real opportunity to create a new platform, which can facilitate connecting experts with users. He built their entire publishing and analytics platform, and spent more than four years there before he came to join us to start this.

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

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Please join us in congratulating this quarter’s Spotlight companies: Earbits is an online radio platform where artists, labels and concert promoters bid for airtime on a per-song-played basis, and use the exposure to sell their music, event tickets and more.

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

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Please join us in congratulating this quarter’s Spotlight companies: Earbits is an online radio platform where artists, labels and concert promoters bid for airtime on a per-song-played basis, and use the exposure to sell their music, event tickets and more.

Interview with Artin Nazarian, MySocialNightLife

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based MySocialNightLife.com (www.mysocialnightlife.com) announced a seed funding round, and its technology platform for the nightclub and bar industry.

TZ & GR Present REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming

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As President of Game Development and Operations at SGN, a leading cross platform game developer and distributor, Josh Yguado is responsible for development, marketing, and operations for all games. TechZulu & Gadget Review present REACH.

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How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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But, what we're building now is a social contact platform. Looking beyond that, we are giving developers, partners, companies, and foundations insight into who is on the platform, and how to support them in different ways.

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Interview with Bryan Hertz, VoxOx

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In order to do that, what we did is instead of focusing on the front end apps, we worked on developing our own, back end unified communications platform, which gives us a the ability to offer telephony and text messaging, file sharing, and video conferencing.

Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem

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Today I’m announcing that GRP Partners is doubling down on the Twitter ecosystem by investing in DataSift , a company who provides a real-time data platform and tools to third-party developers and corporations. This story could be written about any major platform, not just Facebook.

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

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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. We see big data storage solutions and processing platforms.

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. TechZulu is pleased to announce that we will be streaming live from the Biz2Beach conference presented by CallFire this Friday August 19 at 2pm PST.

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Ted Dhanik | Engage:BDR, LA Tech & the Marketing Scene

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I became friends with Tom Anderson and I jumped onto MySpace when it first launched. After MySpace was acquired by Fox, I learned that there was a huge market for ad inventory. I left MySpace in 2008 to help MySpace to monetize its inventory better.