mike jones

  • How to grow your app Crunch Network

    How to grow your app

    The app ecosystem is strong and growing. By 2020, App Store consumer spend is supposed to exceed 100 billion dollars. Mobile now represents 65 percent of digital media time; 86 percent of this time on phones is spent in apps. Building a mobile app is building the most frequently used digital property type on the most frequently used digital device. Sounds like a solid place to start a business. Read More

  • Fast chat with L.A-based Science about its third exit this year (and more)

    Fast chat with L.A-based Science about its third exit this year (and more)

    It’s been a good week for Science, a five-year-old, L.A.-based startup studio that’s known for both funding nascent startups and incubating them, including FameBit, a three-year-old outfit that helps marketers connect with digital influencers and which sold on Wednesday to Google. Science was the majority owner. FameBit was the firm’s third exit of the year… Read More

  • Wishbone, an app for comparing anything with photos, dives into video

    Wishbone, an app for comparing anything with photos, dives into video

    After throwing its backing behind a simple app for comparing photos and experiences geared toward a younger audience, Science is now betting that a simple way to compare videos is going to be one of the next big trends that will propel its app — Wishbone — to prominence. Wishbone is a pretty straightforward app. The company curates “cards” — photos laid out… Read More

  • Mike Jones Launches Technology Studio, Science, In LA With $10M From Eric Schmidt And Others

    Mike Jones Launches Technology Studio, Science, In LA With $10M From Eric Schmidt And Others

    Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones has led and help found a number of companies. As CEO of Userplane, AOL acquired the company in 2006. After leaving AOL, Jones started Tsavo Media, which was acquired by Cyberplex for $75 million. And in Jones’ latest role, as CEO of flailing social network Myspace, the company was bought by Specific Media in June. Jones subsequently left, and today, is… Read More