Mark Jung was the founder and former CEO of IGN Entertainment and the networks of Snowball.com, running the company from January 1999 to November 2006. Previously, he was CEO of Worldtalk Corporation and also served as VP and General Manager at Retix.
As CEO of IGN Entertainment (formerly Snowball.com), a leading Internet media and services company for video gaming and other forms of digital entertainment, Jung took the company public in March 2000 and then private in August 2003. Jung led IGN's sale to NewsCorp, the parent company of Fox Interactive Media in October 2005. When the company was acquired by NewsCorp, Jung served as Chief Operating Officer of Fox Interactive Media (FIM) where he was responsible for all of its internet properties including MySpace, IGN Entertainment, FoxSports.com, AmericanIdol.com, and Scout Media.
Prior to joining IGN, Jung was the co-founder and CEO of Worldtalk Corporation, an Internet security company that he took public in 1996. He also served as VP and General Manager at Retix. Jung has served as board chairman for Clearspring Technologies and as CEO of Vudu. He has also been a board member of the San Francisco Symphony, beginning in 2006.
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