Francisco, Calif., July 19, 2000-Myspace (formerly
FreeDiskSpace.com), a leading online information-management
company, announced the appointment of Bud James to the position
of Chief Technology Officer. In this role, James is responsible
for developing and implementing software applications, Internet-based
development tools, network infrastructure, and relational
database technologies for the myspace site. He also provides
technical and managerial leadership to the Information Technology
and Engineering departments.
Internet Storage market will eventually be dominated by
only a few players - those with the infrastructure to support
multiple petabytes of space, multiple gigabits of bandwidth
and millions of customers," said Bud James. "Myspace is
well positioned to compete in this space, particularly with
its powerful partnership with HP." (NYSE: HWP)
Myspace has brought James on board to direct the continued
construction and support of such an infrastructure, giving
myspace a competitive advantage in serving its nearly 3
million (and growing) customers.
James is a software applications expert with a great deal
of experience, and we feel privileged to have him at myspace
to oversee our highly skilled engineering and product development
teams," said Ricky Aaron, CEO of myspace. "His in-depth
knowledge of the software development lifecycle in the commercial
arena and managerial acumen, combined with his Internet
experience, has already established Bud as a valuable asset
the past 21 years, Bud James has directed technology operations
at several companies, including A-OK, Brook Hollow, 1MAGE
Software, Meridian Products, Aim Insurance and Voice Direct.
As a Microsoft Certified Software Engineer and certified
Unix professional, his computer proficiency includes many
platforms, networks, communication systems, document management
systems, Internet, e-Commerce and multi-dimensional database
environments. James recently designed and has a patent pending
on key e-Commerce software, entitled "Highly Secure Internet
Transactions Designed to Reduce Repudiation." In 1983, James
founded a software-development company called MASCo, which
successfully integrated hundreds of full-featured accounting
and cost control systems for small manufacturers.
myspace, James will oversee the development of the company's
infrastructure and software. "The true market leaders will
have a powerful, feature-rich application environment that
operates seamlessly with the user's computing device, be
it desktop, laptop, PDA, or cell phone," notes James. "
I am thrilled to be part of a company that has the infrastructure,
talent, and the confidence to succeed in this dynamic marketplace."
in 1999, myspace (formerly FreeDiskSpace.com) is a privately
held online information management company headquartered
in San Francisco. Myspace provides users with convenient,
worldwide access to their files through the Internet, offering
businesses and consumers a variety of features to safely
store, organize, share and distribute their information
online. The company's objective is to enable members to
have worldwide access to their information, while facilitating
a seamless integration between the desktop and the Internet.
For more information about myspace, please visit www.myspace.com.
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