Michael Jones (Internet entrepreneur)
Michael Jones was named CEO of MySpace on October 1, 2010. In this role, Mike oversees global business operations for Myspace, Myspace Music and Myspace Mobile. He is also responsible for business development, strategic partnerships and support operations across these platforms.
Prior to his position at Myspace, Jones was the CEO and founder of the Internet company Userplane and Senior Vice President of AOL. Within AOL, Jones was a Senior Vice President and managed Userplane within the AIM division. He coordinated with other AOL subsidiaries and internal brands to enable distribution of Web applications to publishers under the Userplane brand.
Jones is also the CEO of Tsavo Media, which was sold to Cyberplex on May 18, 2010 for $75 million. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to private startups and currently sits on the boards of Docstoc, GumGum, MoVoxx, People Media, and FreeConference.
Jones opened his first Web consulting business during his junior year of college and eventually migrated his practice into PBJ Digital, a 40-person firm that served an estimated 200 companies, including Sony and UPN. After selling PBJ Digital, Jones and his partners, Nate Thelen, Kevin Prentiss, and Javier Hall, formed Userplane.
Jones launched a technology studio/incubator in LA called Science in November 2011. Science has received $10 million in backing from a number of well-known investors, including Eric Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures, Rustic Canyon, White Star Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, Tomorrow Ventures, Jean-Marie Messier, Philippe Camus, Jonathan Miller and Dennis Phelps.
Media appearances 
In March 2010, Jones and fellow Co-President Jason Hirschhorn appeared in articles in USA Today, Financial Times, and Mashable, in which they discussed MySpace’s upcoming re-launch. Both executives recently appeared at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Jones made his first speaking appearance representing MySpace on June 10, 2009 at the Credit Suisse Global Media & Communications Convergence Conference. Since taking on the role of Co-President, he has participated in several industry other tradeshows and events including Le Web, Game Developers Conference and HORIZONT Digital Marketing Days.
He has been published by the Internet journal iMediaConnection. On June 5, 2009, Jones' entrepreneurial achievements were recognized with a TechFellow award in the field of General Management.
- "Saving Myspace: CEO Mike Jones Talks About Rethink, Relaunch and–Fingers Crossed–Resurgence" All Things Digital October 2010
- "CrunchBase: Mike Jones" Retrieved July 14, 2010[dubious ][better source needed]
- "Co-president Hirschhorn to leave MySpace" Associated Press June 17, 2010
- Hollywood Reporter Feb 2010
- "Tsavo Media Sold To Cyberplex For $75 Million" Paid Content, May 18, 2010
- “What the World’s Top Internet CEOs Do When They Want to Get to the Next Level” MeetInnovators.com, January 15, 2009
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- “Adenyo acquires California-based MoVoxx” PR Newswire, May 11, 2010
- "Crunchbase Profile: Mike Jones" Retrieved June 14, 2010
- "CrunchBase: Mike Jones" Retrieved July 14, 2010
- "Crunchbase Profile: Mike Jones" Retrieved 6-18-2009
- "Mike Jones Launches Technology Studio, Science, In LA With $10M From Eric Schmidt And Others" Techcrunch, November 16, 2011
- "Once-fading MySpace focuses on youthful reincarnation" USA Today, March 10, 2010
- "MySpace plans phased revamp" Financial Times, March 9, 2010
- "MySpace Co-Presidents Reveal Company’s Plan for the Future" Mashable, March 10, 2010
- TechCrunch Disrupt Agenda 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt, May 24, 2010
- "Le Web" Le Web, Retrieved June 14, 2010
- "Game Developers Conference 2010 Speakers: Mike Jones" Game Developers Conference, 2010
- "HORIZONT Digital Marketing Days Event Agenda" HORIZONT Digital Marketing Days, May 26, 2010
- "Three Reasons to Invest in Online Video" iMediaConnection, February 6, 2008. Retrieved 6-18-2009
- "2009 TechFellow Awards: The Winners" TechCrunch, June 5, 2009