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ThisNext Adds MySpace's Jones To Board


Santa Monica-based ThisNext , the women's social shopping site run by Matt Edelman, said today that it has added Mike Jones, the CEO of MySpace, to its board of directors. shopping social board executive michael jones mike myspace thisnextJones also sits on the boards of Docstoc, GumGum, MoVoxx, and others. ThisNext is focusing in on providing social shopping and content for women. The firm owns the StyleHIve fasion site, in addition to the ThisNext site. READ MORE>>.

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.

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YuMe Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica


Redwood City-based YuMe , a Bay Area provider of video advertising technology, announced today that it has set up shop in Santa Monica with a new sales office. YuMe said it has added Marc Hale, Blake Hebert, and Evan Hsieh to its sales team in the location, with Hale joining from such firms as MySpace, Sony Pictures and IBM; Hebert joining from Jumpstart Automotive Group; and Hsieh from Horizon and Carat Fusion.


Mike Jones Echoes Hollywood | If You Build It, They Will Come

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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.

Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API


Santa Monica-based Gravity , the developer of real-time personalization software headed by former MySpace COO Amit Kapur, is making a big push today with the launch of a new set of free APIs for publishers.

Science Inc. To Buy Social Bookmarking Site Delicious


Santa Monica-based Science, Inc. , the startup studio and incubator run by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones, has acquired longtime social bookmarking site Delicious , the company disclosed this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Delicious was previously owned by Steven Chen and Chad Hurley, the founders of YouTube, who had acquired Delicious from Yahoo back in 2011 via their company, Avos Systems.

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BeachMint Looks To Groupon For JewelMint Promo


Santa Monica-based BeachMint , the new startup from MySpace co-founder Josh Berman, is looking to drum up interest for its jewelry site, JewelMint , via a Groupon deal in LA. groupon beachmint jewelmint jewelry celebrity deal coupon startup myspace josh berman ecommerce

Ranker Names COO, Taps Jones For Board


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

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Southern California Internet Sites In Top 50 In March


comScore shows Santa Monica-based Demand Media as the highest rank Southern California firm, with 76.5M Fox Interactive Media , which includes MySpace , was ranked at 19 with 55.9 buzzmedia buzz breakmedia media break myspace demand visitors unique usage internet comscoreA number of Southern California ranked in the top 50 most visited Internet sites in March, according to the latest, March 2011 numbers released by comScore today.

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


Daryl Bernstein , RightSignature (Santa Barbara, software). James Borow and Clark Landry (shared position), SHIFT (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, advertising). Sam Friedman , ParkMe (Santa Monica, mobile apps). Aaron Hirschhorn , DogVacay (Santa Monica, marketplace).

Science, Headed by Mike Jones, To Launch Digital Startups


a new, Santa Monica based company headed by former Myspace CEO Mike Jones , announced this morning that it has scored capital and funding, and is building a "technology studio" to develop new businesses, provide them with advice, and provide them with funding. science mike jones michael myspace digital startups accelerator> Science, Inc. ,

Science Taps Peter Pham As Partner


Santa Monica-based Science , the new startup creation and "technology studio" created by former Myspace CEO Mike Jones, said today that it has brought on Peter Pham as a Partner at the company. executive entrepreneur startup technology incubator myspace billshrink color pham peter science

HomeHero Launches Home Caregiver Marketplace


Los Angeles-based technology incubator and studio Science --headed by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones--has launched a new startup in the Internet marketplace area, called HomeHero this morning. The Santa Monica-based startup is initially targeting the Los Angeles region with its services.

Postcard on the Run Links With Hotel Group


According to the Viceroy Hotel Group , which operates hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St.

Yowie Powers Town Hall For Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson


Shut out of the Republican party's televised debates, Republic Presidential Candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has taken his campaign online--using the technology of Santa Monica-based Yowie.

Wittlebee Launches, Headed by Sean Pervical, Backed by Science


Sean Percival, best known for founding Los Angeles tech blog lalawag, in addition to his work as an executive at MySpace, has booted up a new effort--Santa Monica-based Wittlebee , a new, online subscription service for baby supplies. the digital business incubator/studio headed by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones.

Report: Activision's Kotick Eyes MySpace


A report today from AllthingsD says that an investor group, which includes Santa Monica-based Activision 's Bobby Kotick, is in the last legs of negotiating a deal to acquire MySpace , the beleaguered, once-high flying social network. MySpace--which is now being headed by Mike Jones, and has switched its focus to music and content--has reportedly been shopped by New Corp. has reportedly been seeking $100M for MySpace.

Docstoc Acquired By Intuit


Santa Monica-based Docstoc , which is led by Jason Nazar, has been acquired by Intuit, the companies said this morning. Docstoc was venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners, Crosscut Ventures, as well as local angel investors like Mike Jones, Scott Walchek, Matt Coffin (LowermyBills), Brett Brewer (Intermix/MySpace), Robin Richards (, and others.

BeachMint Gets $23.5M


Santa MOnica-based BeachMint , the celebrity e-commerce site started by former MySpace founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, said Friday afternoon that it has raised $23.5M myspace ecommerce group fashion style capital venture beachmintin a new funding round. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners and Lightbank. Prior investors New Enterprise Associates, Trinity Ventures, and Anthem Ventures also participated in the new financing round.

BeachMint Gets $35M More


Santa Monica-based BeachMint , the e-commerce firm founded by Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, has raised $35M in another round of funding, according to reports, led by Accel Partners, and also including Goldman Sachs, New World Ventures and Millennium Technology Value Partners, along with its existing investors. Berman was previously at MySpace.

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.

Science Launches SpringRole To Tackle Professional Reputations Using Blockchain


Santa Monica-based startup studio Science , led by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Peter Pham, has launched a new company called SpringRole , to tackle the fraud in user profiles. According to Jones, SpringRole is the first professional reputation network powered by artificial intelligence and blockchain.

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socalTECH, 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. We're really focused on those three things, and doing it here in Los Angeles, here in Santa Monica on Second Street.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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24 7pm at Coloft in Santa Monica. 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.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model


Carter was a co-founder/partner at Amplify.LA, and also was founder of Vertical Technologies, Thoughtstar, and S5 Wireless'' Hurff was formerly the EVP of Engineering at MySpace, and also was an EIR at Science Inc. I think it all crystallized in 2010 on the Santa Monica promenade.

JewelMint Launches Online Series, National TV Ad Campaign


Santa Monica-based JewelMint , the jewelry service run by former MySpace co-founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, said Thursday that it is launching an online "fashion film" series featuring Kate Bosworth , along with a national television commercial campaign.

Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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Concurrent panels at several different hubs from Santa Monica to Venice and Hollywood including: Meet the Accelerators Panel, 10-12p @ Viceroy. MySpace Alumni, 10a-12p @ Hotel Erwin. Come join us and get some work done over at Coloft in Santa Monica.

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Gumhouse, Linked with Science Inc., Raises $6M


What's the latest startup to launch of out Santa Monica-based business "studio" Science Inc. , run by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones? Tom Dare (MySpace), Greg Gilman (RxVantage), and Jason Trevisan (also of Polaris) as board members. That would be appear to be Gumhouse , which just raised $6M in a funding round, from such venture firms as Polaris Ventures, Science Inc. and others.

Demand Media Up 32 Percent In IPO


Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing network run by Richard Rosenblatt, had a huge reception in the public markets Wednesday, closing up 32 percent in its initial public offering. The IPO marks another huge success for Rosenblatt, who headed up Intermix Media when it sold MySpace to News Corp.,

Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

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But given that a home in Palo Alto or Santa Monica will set you back $2 million it’s hardly riding off into the sunset. Or you have to hit the lottery and be an early player middle management player at Google, Facebook, MySpace or Twitter.

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Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


I moved to the Santa Monica office of Microsoft Consulting Service. We're seeing a lot of second generation entrepreneurs coming in--the people at MySpace, the Josh Bermans going off to do things with Fox, but now is at BeachMint.

LaunchpadLA Adds Gobbler's Kantrowitz To Team


Launchpad LA , the startup accelerator based in Santa Monica, is bolstering its team today, saying it has added Jamie Kantrowitz as an additional partner at the accelerator. Katrowitz was previously co-founder at Gobbler, and also served as VP of Marketing at MySpace. launchpadla gobbler kantrowitz executive startup accelerator myspace

EventUp Raises $1.8M From Groupon Founders, Others


Santa Monica-based Eventup , the online marketplace run by Tony Adam and backed by Mike Jones' Science Inc., which is headed by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones. is announcing today that it has raised $1.8M in a seed funding round. The funding round comes from Lightbank, the Chicago-based investment fund of Groupon founder Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, along with Crosscut Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, New World Ventures, as well as angels.