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Yahoo Taps Former MySpace Exec For Revenue Chief

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It looks like Ross Levinsohn is building out his team to help out at troubled web portal and media firm Yahoo. 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.

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New Owner Looks To Sell Tsavo Media, Sees Yahoo Penalty Fees

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The new owner of former Los Angeles startup Tsavo Media , Canadian-firm Cyberplex , said today that it is looking for "strategic alternatives" for the unit of the firm, after a fiasco involving Yahoo's traffic quality reporting system. Cyberplex said that Tsavo Media was informed that it will be required to pay Yahoo approximately $4.8 million, due to Yahoo's indication that Tsavo was sending it "low quality" traffic. tsavo media yahoo penalty advertising cyberplex

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. However, before you pop open the champagne, please read this op-ed I wrote last summer about the death of MySpace, it’ll give you a sense about what you’re in for after you go public.

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It's Official: Ross Levinsohn Out At Yahoo

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Ross Levinsohn , who has been heading up Yahoo as Interim CEO, is officially leaving the firm tomorrow, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo. The move is not at all surprising or unexpected, given Yahoo's hiring of former Googler Marissa Mayer as CEO earlier this month.

MySpace Connects To TV

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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

Report: Demand Media Snags Another Yahoo Vet

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A report Friday afternoon from the WSJ's Kara Swisher says that Santa Monica-based Demand Media has snagged yet another Yahoo executive, this time, Yahoo VP of Brand Packaging Erika Nardini. The move comes shortly after Demand hired former Yahoo Head of U.S. Swisher also says that Yahoo program manager Sarah Northern also tendered her resignation and is joining Demand. Tags: demand media executive yahoo

Science Inc. To Buy Social Bookmarking Site Delicious

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the startup studio and incubator run by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones, has acquired longtime social bookmarking site Delicious , the company disclosed this morning. 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. Santa Monica-based Science, Inc. ,

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MySpace Music Names Execs

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Los Angeles-based social networking web site MySpace said Tuesday afternoon that it has named three executives for the firm's music community, MySpace Music. Kantrowitz was most recently SVP International Marketing and Content for MySpace; Maghen was CTO at Yahoo! Tags: social content myspace networking music executive

Report: Levinsohn May Head Up Yahoo North America

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Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media, is possibly the top candidate to head of Yahoo 's North American operations, according to a report from AllThingsD. Yahoo has been undergoing some management turmoil, and recently lost Hilary Schneider, who headed up Yahoo's US operations. Levinsohn is based in Los Angeles, and was in charge of Fox Interactive Media when it acquired MySpace. Tags: ross levinsohn yahoo executive fuse capital

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. firm's co-founder and CEO, was VP Emerging Ad Products at Overture/Yahoo; co-founder John Zimmerman was Managing Director of.

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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I argued ages ago that Yahoo! Imagine if Carol Bartz or the Yahoo! When Fox first hired its triumvirate of CEO’s to run MySpace after the founders’ departure, I argued the same.

Eventup Launches Venue Booking Site, Backed by Science, Inc.

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Tony Adam is the former Director of Online Marketing at MySpace, and also worked with Science's Peter Pham at Billshrink, at Yahoo, and more. The firm is one of the first to come out of Science Inc, which is headed by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones and Photobucket and Billshrink's Peter Pham. Los Angeles-based Eventup , a new startup backed by Mike Jones Science, Inc.

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Biz2Beach To Stream Live Here On TechZulu

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Tony has previously worked for organizations like PayPal, Yahoo! and most recently Myspace, where he ran an online marketing team focused on SEO, social media, and paid traffic acquisition.

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UCLA DEV Contest Proves Grand Ideas & Teamwork are Essential to LA Tech

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They then reached out to Yahoo who jumped on board to provide some funding and once they had that name attached, other big names in the industry took notice. Microsoft , MySpace , WIX and Nokia all joined the Sponsors list by providing funds and products to distribute as awards.

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

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Yahoo! 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. An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

Stockr Looks To Create New Stock Discussion Site

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Jindal's c-founder is Brendon Crawford, who has served at : Disney/ABC, Paramount Pictures, Sun Microsystems, MySpace Music, and Chase Credit Card Systems. StockR looks to compete against Yahoo Finance and social stock discussion services like StockTwits. A new, Los Angeles startup, Stockr , is looking to connect the world of social networking with stock tips and trades, and recently has emerged in a private beta.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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which became Softbank Marketing, selling ads for Yahoo before Yahoo had its own salesforce. 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.

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

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Very few investment decisions are unanimous “no brainers” – just imagine having been pitched Google in a world where you had previous search engines like Alta Vista or given the success of Yahoo!

First Ever Biz2Beach Presented by CallFire Hits The Ground Running!

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Having previously worked at notable companies including Myspace, PayPal, Yahoo!, Video chat by Stickam.com Last Friday, about 80 business leaders assembled at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, CA, for CallFire’s first ever “un-conference&# called Biz2Beach.

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Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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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!, Take Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo! I never worked at Yahoo! But his role as “Chief Yahoo!&# MySpace dithered.

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

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You have huge hiring volume coming from the new growth firms (Twitter, Zynga, Facebook) and huge retention battles & hiring from Google, Apple, Cisco, Yahoo!, You don’t have the founders of eBay, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com and Yahoo!

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Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Weve also found that other social networks such as FaceBook and MySpace to have almost no results when it comes to recruitment.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The city has, however, quietly been home to some of the most successful online companies to date, including CitySearch (sold to Ticketmaster for $260 million in 1998), Overture (acquired by Yahoo for $2 billion in 2003), eHarmony and LowerMyBills (bought by Experian for $330 million in 2005).

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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Why did MySpace lose to Facebook & what can Twitter learn from this? Yahoo! Yahoo! MySpace grew faster because Friendster’s servers couldn’t scale. MySpace didn’t handle images or video well. Fox bought MySpace for $580 million.

Digital LA - Digital Drinks @ Les Deux

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Attendees work at Sony Pictures, FOX Interactive, MySpace, Google, Yahoo!, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 -- For our next Digital Drinks, we're heading to Hollywood hot spot Les Deux! Digital LA organizes mixers for professionals in online entertainment, marketing, and advertising. Stop on by for informal casual networking. Join the Digital LA group if you haven't already to get our event updates!

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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When you start a company in the Bay Area you can often get your first biz dev deal done with Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, eBay, Yahoo! We have all of the 2nd-time entrepreneurs from Overture, CitySearch, MySpace, etc. This article originally ran on TechCrunch.

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BUZZMEDIA Further Boosts Sales Team

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McDonagh joins from Prevention Magazine at Rodale, and has also worked at Yahoo! and Excite@Home; Dufour joins from MySpace, where he was Executive Director, Integrated and Strategic Marketing, and also served at Brgaman Nyman Cafarelli. and Michael was most recently at Fanscape, and also had been at MySpace.

Demand Media Hires Ad Sales Head

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Stewart joins from Next New Networks, and has also served at LAUNCH.COM and Yahoo! Demand Media is a very well funded, an online media publisher headed by former MySpace chairman Richard Rosenblatt. Santa Monica-based Demand Media has hired a new executive to head up the firm's advertising sales, the firm disclosed Tuesday.

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. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut.

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. Tuesday, December 16, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut.

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. Monday, December 15, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. 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 content comes from other places. This is mostly from bloggers, but also from pages being included by members.

DONE Ventures Sues NBC Universal Over Failed Domain Name Sale

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Padnos was the founder of Better PPC , a pay-per-click technology firm which helped small and medium sized businesses manage, optimize, and report on their PPC campaigns; Padnos sold BetterPPC in September of 2008 to Tsavo, the content startup headed by now-MySpace co-President Michael Jones. Padnos also has served at Yahoo!

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What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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Why did MySpace lose to Facebook & what can Twitter learn from this? GeoCities, Tripod & Yahoo! Yahoo! Yahoo! Modern Social Networking: Friendster, MySpace & Facebook. Except that MySpace didn’t handle images or video well.

Social Networking and Business Value

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Top officers of some of the leading social media websites and tools (including Facebook, MySpace and Yammer) will be on the Panel, and there will be panelists from the worlds of media sharing platforms (Pringo), online advertising (Stun Media) and law (Greenberg Glusker), the latter to highlight risks relating to such issues as corporate blogging and privacy. A 12 - year veteran of the online world, he has worked in sales, business development and content partnership functions for Yahoo!,

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. I was provided with introductions to execs at Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo!, The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo!

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. I was provided with introductions to execs at Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo!, The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo!

SodaHead.com Morphs Towards Social News

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Los Angeles-based SodaHead.com , the social question-and-answer and polling startup headed by former MySpace VP of Operations Jason Feffer, is morphing its focus towards the social news area, saying last night that the company is looking to become a "social newspaper." The site--which originally started as a question-and-answer site along the lines of Yahoo Answers--said it now has a community of 2.5

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. We've also got other people coming in as well, people I really respect, like Ted Meisel, who came out of Yahoo and is an investor and advisor. On a different topic, tell us the story behind MySpace--that seems to have boosted your profile quite a bit and thrusted you into the limelight--how did that happen?

Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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We had software executives from Google, Yahoo!, Commission Junction, MySpace, TicketMaster and many more. DataPop : DataPop was founded by performance marketing veterans from Yahoo!, Thursday night was the unveiling of the newest batch of Launchpad LA companies.