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MySpace Debuts New Timberlake Design

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MySpace , the online social networking site which is now owned by Specific Media, has finally rolled out its new, Justin Timberlake-inspired web design, in conjunction with the release of a new single from Timberlake and JAY Z. myspace timberlake justin design social networking

MySpace, WSJ To Send User To Davos

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace , The Wall Street Journal, and the World Economic Forum today said that the firms are in a contest to send a "citizen journalist" to the Davos World Economic Forum. According to the firms, the "citizen journalist" will join the Davos press corp, and report on conference news and interview world leaders for MySpace and The Wall Street Journal. Tags: myspace davos citizen journalist contest

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MySpace Faces Challenge From KPCB's sFund

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Emphasizing the challenge that faces Los Angeles-based MySpace in taking back the initiative in the social networking industry, competing social network Facebook has seen a significant boost to its efforts to dominate social networking, as it aligned with Amazon.com, Zynga, Comcast, Liberty Media, and Allen & Company in funding a new venture fund from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Thursday.

MySpace, WSJ Look To Send Users To Davos

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Los Angeles-based social networking web site said late Thursday that it has kicked off a competition to send a MySpace user to the Davos World Economic Forum. The site said the effort--run in partnership with the Wall Street Journal--will allow the user to join the Davos press corps and report on news and interview world leaders at the forum for MySpace users. Tags: economic social video journal content forum davos street myspace networking world wall

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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A key deal not only helps you raise venture capital but it can help attract employees, garner press attention, help with product focus & importantly drive customer adoption and/or revenue. because every community needs its local tech press to report on companies and run conference.

Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem

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This is important both to maintain a consistent user experience (think the cleanliness of Facebook UI versus that of MySpace where users controlled the UI more) as well as to have advertising be an important part of their economic future.

Interview with Bryan Hertz, VoxOx

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Those networks also tend to come and go--just look at MySpace, which was huge, and now it's just been purchased for a tenth of the price it was sold for last.

What I Learned in 2014: Kevin Winston

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Kevin is founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the first and largest tech, startup and entertainment conference in LA, attracting more than 2,000 attendees, and mentioned in the New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, LA Times, and other national and local press.

The “buggy whip” trap.

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Record plants were noisy, dirty places, using chemicals I can only imagine now rest somewhere in the ocean, to electroplate the “stampers” and press the records. Surely you’ve heard the buggy whip analogy.

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Angel Investing Skill 2 – Domain Knowledge

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MySpace may not have been as successful as Facebook in the end but the executives there learned how to deal with user growth at scale. This is the second article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs).

AlwaysOn BreakOut

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Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences. A private gathering of five hundred artists, digital entertainment CEOs, studio heads, venture capitalists, talent agents and managers, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend BreakOut.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

SoCal Tech Calendar

Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences. A private gathering of five hundred artists, digital entertainment CEOs, studio heads, venture capitalists, talent agents and managers, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend BreakOut.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

SoCal Tech Calendar

Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences. A private gathering of five hundred artists, digital entertainment CEOs, studio heads, venture capitalists, talent agents and managers, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend BreakOut.

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.

Interview with Alon Goren, Invested.in

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I could raise $50,000 dollars and have someone produce my album, but I was a punk band in a garage and weren't going to raise $50,000--we just wanted to raise $1000 so we could record at our friend's house for free, and press a thousand CDs for that $1000.

An Investors View on Twitter’s Announcements – I’m not Abandoning the Ecosystem

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I have read much commentary on my Twitter stream (ironically) and in the press about how investors are going to abandon investments in the Twitter ecosystem because they seem to appear hostile to ecosystem partners.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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Founded in April/May 2010 by Diego Berdakin (Ex-Slingshot Labs) and Josh Berman (Ex-Slingshot Labs, MySpace Co-founder) in Santa Monica, CA. Customers Include: Reuters, Associated Press, , Dow Jones, Ask.com , healthcare companies, and major investment banks and hedge funds.

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This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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The following was available: “I kept hearing about startups that raised VC funding, but which hadn’t filed Form Ds (nor issued a press release). Arnie Gullov-Singh (ex-EVP of product, technology and operations for MySpace) also joined as CEO, as Sean Rad will assume the role of President.

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The Streamy Awards 2010: The Event and The Winners

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If it wasn't obvious enough in the press room, one needed only to look at the half-empty mezzanine which was nearly full at the beginning. Nominees: Circle of Eight I Married on MySpace Valemont Wreck and Salvage: Suppendapo. Before I start writing this review, I want to say how much I appreciate the web series' nominated for Streamy Awards. This review is not a reflection on the talents and abilities of those who pour so many hours and dollars into their passion projects.

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