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For Immediate Release: July 19, 2000


Myspace Appoints Chief Technology Officer

—Bud James Brings Two Decades of IT Experience to Myspace —

          San Francisco, Calif., July 19, 2000-—Myspace (formerly, 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.

          "The 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.

         "Bud 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 to myspace."

         For 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.

         At 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."


         Founded in 1999, myspace (formerly 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 Reporters or analysts may contact Carmen Morales at or (415) 882-2154 or Kimberly Canado of Strategy Associates at (650) 653-2764 or is a service owned by, Inc.
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