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  • Chris DeWolfe’s MindJolt Expands Gaming Titles, Seeing Growth In Virtual Goods Revenue

    Chris DeWolfe’s MindJolt Expands Gaming Titles, Seeing Growth In Virtual Goods Revenue

    MindJolt, the game distribution company that was acquired by MySpace founder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe, is revealing that it will introduce seven additional games this calendar year. For background, MindJolt recently bought Social Gaming Network and game network Hallpass Media. MindJolt also offers a monetization product called AdJolt, which includes ads and a virtual goods system. Read More

  • MindJolt's SGN Studio Launches Social iOS Game Mini Cafe

    Only two months after buying Social Gaming Network (SGN), MindJolt, the game distribution company led by MySpace founder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe, is churning out its first mobile social game today with the launch of SGN’s Mini CafĂ©. As its name indicates, the free iOS app allows gamers to design, decorate, and manage a restaurant. As chef and manager on Mini Cafe, you cook… Read More

  • MindJolt Taps Former Google, MySpace Mobile Exec To Lead SGN Studio

    As we reported in April, MindJolt, the game distribution company that was acquired by MySpace founder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe, bought Social Gaming Network (SGN). SGN’s founder Shervin Pishevar recently announced his move to the venture world, joining Menlo Ventures as a partner. Today MindJolt is announcing a new head of SGN’s social mobile game development… Read More

  • Chris DeWolfe's MindJolt Expands Gaming Empire; Buys SGN And Hallpass Media

    Chris DeWolfe's MindJolt Expands Gaming Empire; Buys SGN And Hallpass Media

    MindJolt, the game distribution company that was acquired by MySpace founder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe last year, has made two significant acquisitions in the gaming space today— game developer Social Gaming Network (SGN) and game network Hallpass Media. The acquisitions were first reported by the New York Times. Financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. SGN creates a… Read More

  • MindJolt Partners With BIM To Bring Games To 900 Local News Sites

    MindJolt, the game distribution company that was acquired by MySpace founder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe earlier this year, has landed a big new parter: Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM). That name probably doesn’t ring a bell, but BIM helps run the online presences for hundreds of local television networks, newspapers, and radio stations across the country (here’s an example… Read More

  • MindJolt Focuses On Monetization, Prepares To Invade iPad/iPhone

    MindJolt, a gaming and advertising platform acquired by MySpace cofounder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe, has been busy these last few months. It was just last March that DeWolfe announced his team and the acquisition of MindJolt, along with a $20ish million round of financing from Austin Ventures. MindJolt remains profitable, says DeWolfe, and has maintained user numbers despite Facebook… Read More

  • Former MySpace Exec Teams With Yahoo Rock Star For New Startup

    MySpace’s former GM International Travis Katz left the company shortly after the big executive shakeout in the Spring of 2009. He spent a few months in Hawaii recharging, and then moved his family to Silicon Valley. Since January he’s been working on a new startup, he says, and he’s teamed up with Ori Zaltzman, the former Chief Architect of Yahoo Boss. That’s enough of… Read More

  • Chris DeWolfe Makes His Move – Raises Big Round, Acquires Gaming Platform MindJolt

    Chris DeWolfe Makes His Move – Raises Big Round, Acquires Gaming Platform MindJolt

    Last year we reported that MySpace founder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe was raising a big round of capital to start acquiring companies. He’s now closed on that round of capital and has made his first acquisition. He’s also “got the band back together” by bringing on a slew of former MySpace executives to help him with the new ventures. His company, called Platform G… Read More