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Interview with Chris DeWolfe, CEO and Co-Founder of MySpace
Marshall MBA Alum Talks About Taking MySpace from Small Startup to Fox-Owned Phenomenon
March 24, 2009 • by News at Marshall

Chris DeWolfe, CEO and Co-Founder of MySpace, shared his insights during a live interview with Condé Nast Portfolio contributing editor Kevin Maney on February 4.

About 300 MBA students packed Hoffman Hall's Edison Auditorium to listen to the Q&A session with DeWolfe, who is responsible for all aspects of the site’s strategic vision and the execution of its global business initiatives.

Under DeWolfe's watch, MySpace has redefined the concept of online social networking, while transforming itself into the world’s most comprehensive lifestyle, communication, and entertainment portal. Along the way, DeWolfe has led strategic initiatives that have extended the site's reach into a number of vertical categories - such as online video (MySpaceTV), politics (MySpace Impact), news, music and film – and at present a total of 30 international markets. More than 75 million people in the U.S. visit the site each month, creating a user composition that includes politicians, bands, filmmakers, comedians, photographers, and people wanting to communicate with friends and plan their social lives.

The interview appeared in the March issue of the print edition of the magazine and can be viewed online by clicking here.

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