MySpace Mike Jones

[LeWeb] Today, Mike Jones, Chief Operating Officer at MySpace, spoke at LeWeb to announce the new suite of open API’s that include:

  • Real-Time Stream API: gives push access to the full MySpace activity stream to third party sites in real-time, it can be filtered to control the amount of date seen, Google, GroovyCorp, and OneRiot are among the first to implement is.
  • Status and Mood Commenting API: third party sites can integrate MySpace status and mood updates and allows users to comment from those sites, the comments are displayed in the users’ MySpace activity stream as well.
  • Open Search API: MySpace profile information will be accessible to be integrated in search results by third parties. It allows users to search for people by name, MySpace profile type (eg musician, celebrity, comedian) or email address and then filter search results by gender, age and location.
  • Photo Upload API: to upload photos from other sites or MySpace apps, it allows to create private or public photo albums.
  • Updated Version of Post To/Share on MySpace: enables content sharing from other sites among MySpace friends, the content is displayed in real time in the MySpace activity stream, creating a link back to the third party site.

Mike Jones announced a developer contest for 50,000 USD starting January 4, the “MySpace Developer Challenge.” It will award developers who create the most interesting application using MySpace APIs. The judges will include Mike Jones – MySpace Chief Operating Officer, Ron Conway – Founder and Managing Partner of Angel Investors LP, David Glazer – Engineering Director at Google and Robert Scoble – Renowned blogger and tech evangelist. Winners will be announced at the Game Developers Conference on March 10, 2010 in San Francisco. Complete contest details are available at http://www.myspace.com /developerchallenge.

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