Intermix Media

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Intermix Media
Created byBrad Greenspan
LaunchedFebruary 1999; 20 years ago (1999-02)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Intermix Media, Inc. (AMX symbol: MIX; formerly eUniverse) is an American Internet marketing company[1] that owned the MySpace social network.

The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California[1] and is a subsidiary of Fox Interactive Media, Inc.[1]

History[edit]

The company was founded in February 1999 as Entertainment Universe, Inc by Brad Greenspan.[1]

In 2004, the company changed its name to Intermix Media, Inc.[1]

In February 2004, Richard Rosenblatt became CEO of Intermix.[1]

In March 2005, the company launched Grab.com, a self-publishing and social networking site that allowed users to play games online and purchase games online, write movie reviews, and view other entertainment content.[1]

In April 2005, New York State attorney-general Eliot Spitzer filed a lawsuit alleging the company was the source of secretly installed spyware that illegally sent pop-up advertisements and other intrusions to millions of computer users. Intermix agreed to settle the suit for US$7.9 million, but did not admit culpability.[2]

Rosenblatt negotiated the sale of Intermix and MySpace for US$580 million to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on July 20, 2005, and served as a consultant to Fox for six months before co-founding Demand Media with Shawn Colo in May 2006.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Intermix Media, Inc | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  2. ^ a b "News Corp in $580m internet buy". BBC News. July 19, 2005. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  3. ^ Jennifer Saba (14 October 2013). "Demand Media co-founder, chairman, CEO Rosenblatt exits". Reuters. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ "News Corporation to Acquire Intermix Media, Inc.; Acquisition Includes World's Fastest-Growing Social Networking Portal, MySpace.com; Intermix's Network of Sites to Join Newly Formed Fox Interactive Media". Business Wire. 2005-07-18. Retrieved 2019-05-10.

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