Patents Assigned to Myspace, LLC
  • Patent number: 9438646
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product display information about selected content in a social network. Multiple icons representative of content are displayed. Via input from a user, an item of the content is selected by selecting one of the multiple icons. In response to the selecting, a tooltip is displayed. The tooltip includes relevant information about the selected item and affinity data that provides a probability of similar interests between the user and the selected item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: MYSPACE, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric Juhyun Kim, Thomas Barraud Werz, III, Kyle R. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 9305119
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for processing or correcting metadata used to characterize content such as images, video, books, or music, where that metadata may be provided by a community of users or other source. The metadata may be searched as part of a process of identifying and accessing content of interest to a user or of sharing content among users of a network. The metadata is typically a string or strings of characters that is submitted by a community, so that the accuracy of specific data cannot be guaranteed and consistent formats and unambiguous descriptions may not be used by all members of the community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventors: Hadi Partovi, Yevgeny Zarakhovsky, Nathaniel Scott Brown
  • Patent number: 8930453
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for organizing a listing of activities on a social networking website, including present each user of the plurality of users an organized representation of activities, the representation of activities sorted by how relevant each activity is to the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Myspace LLC
    Inventors: Sai Panyam, Fredrick Roby, Sam Mansukhani
  • Patent number: 8903850
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer-readable storage medium provide for the ingestion of personalized information to provide customization. A request to customize a user's interactive experience on a website or application is received from a user. Personalized information based on a user's activities is ingested. The user activities are independent from activities on the website or application. A database is searched based on the personalized information and search results are produced. The user's interactive experience is customized based on the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Myspace LLC
    Inventor: Scott E. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8776097
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provides the ability to dynamically bind a native assembly from a managed assembly. A managed assembly (e.g., a dynamically linked library (DLL)) is obtained. In the managed assembly, native application program interface entry points are identified. For each of the entry points, intended platform(s) and associated correct native assembly(ies) are specified in the managed assembly. The managed assembly is deployed onto a computer. For example, the single collection of managed and native assemblies can be deployed to all targeted computers, which consist of varying platform environments. During runtime execution, the executing platform of the application is determined. Based on the executing platform, an intended platform is selected and the entry points are bound to the correct native assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Myspace, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Kinkade, Brandon Cuff, Franklin Wise
  • Patent number: 8749382
    Abstract: A process and security container that enable local protection and remote transportation of items found with the environment of a contemporary office, while generating a log of users who have gained access to the container. e container may be constructed with one or more sidewalls bearing a removable lid. The container may have a closed interior while the lid is in complete engagement with the sidewalls, and have an open interior able to removably receive items within the interior while the lid is dislodged from its complete engagement. A port is exposed through one of said sidewalls to receive data signals and a control stage with a non-volatile a memory, is mounted within the container and operationally coupled to a host computer to provide communication with the interior of the container via the port. A microprocessor based host computer sited externally to the container, has a keyboard initiating formation of the data signals and a monitor driven by the host computer to visually display video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Myspace LLC
    Inventors: Hermann Sterzinger, Peter Leicher, Richard G. Hyatt
  • Publication number: 20140108386
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product provide an affinity between a first entity and a second entity on a social network. First affinity data for a first entity is determined. The first affinity data is first behavioral data and first categorical data. Second affinity data for the second entity is determined. The second affinity data is second behavioral data and second categorical data. The first affinity data is compared to the second affinity data resulting in an affinity score. The affinity score identifies a probability of similar interests between the first entity and the second entity based on behavioral similarities between the first behavioral data and the second behavioral data, and categorical similarities between the first categorical data and the second categorical data. The affinity score is then provided to the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: MYSPACE, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric Juhyun Kim, Thomas Barraud Werz, III, Kyle R. Kincaid
  • Publication number: 20140089818
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product provide the ability connect/associate a first entity to a second entity on a social network. A first entity is provided with access to the social network. A representation of the second entity is displayed. In association with the second entity, a visual indication of a connectivity status between the first entity and the second entity is provided. The visual indication dynamically changes as the connectivity status changes. Further, the visual indication reflects a first one-way connection status from the first entity to the second entity, and a second one-way connection status from the second entity to the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: MYSPACE, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Scott Andler
  • Publication number: 20140089819
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product display information about selected content in a social network. Multiple icons representative of content are displayed. Via input from a user, an item of the content is selected by selecting one of the multiple icons. In response to the selecting, a tooltip is displayed. The tooltip includes relevant information about the selected item and affinity data that provides a probability of similar interests between the user and the selected item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: MYSPACE, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric Juhyun Kim, Thomas Barraud Werz III, Kyle R. Kincaid
  • Publication number: 20140032676
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method to assist in the discovery of music or other content by members of a social network. The present invention permits network members to network together and share information about their music collections and listening habits with a processing platform and with each other. The processing platform processes music library content and playback related data to produce similarity and compatibility measures between artists (that is, an artist-to-artist measure) and between network members (that is, a network member-to-network member measure). By combining the content and playback related data with filtering mechanisms, recommendation techniques (which may be based on the calculated measures), and set membership concepts, the present invention provides network members of the network with tools to discover artists and/or songs that are likely to be of interest to them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: MYSPACE, LLC
    Inventors: Hadi Partovi, Ali Partovi, Nathaniel Scott Brown, Yevgeny Zarakhovsky, Benjamin Botts Osheroff, Firooz Partovi
  • Publication number: 20140025688
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for displaying top fan status information relating to selected content in a social network. An item of content is selected in a social network application. An engagement score is determined for each of one or more first users. Each engagement score is based on interactions of each of the one or more first users with the selected item of content. A subset of the one or more first users that has interacted with the item of social content the most is identified and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: MYSPACE, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, Thomas Barraud Werz, III, Eric Juhyun Kim, James Andrew Beaupre, Timothy Charles Vanderhook
  • Patent number: 8572575
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and data structure provide the ability to debug a map-reduce application on a cluster. A cluster of two or more computers is defined by installing a map-reduce framework (that includes an integrated development environment [IDE]) onto each computer. The cluster is formatted by identifying and establishing communication between each computer so that the cluster functions as a unit. Data is placed into the cluster. A function to be executed by the framework on the cluster is obtained, debugged, and executed directly on the cluster using the IDE and the data in the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: MySpace LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Berlyant, Daniel Stephen Rule, Christopher Edward Miller, Cynthia Lok
  • Patent number: 8572169
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method to assist in the discovery of music or other content by members of a social network. The present invention permits network members to network together and share information about their music collections and listening habits with a processing platform and with each other. The processing platform processes music library content and playback related data to produce similarity and compatibility measures between artists (that is, an artist-to-artist measure) and between network members (that is, a network member-to-network member measure). By combining the content and playback related data with filtering mechanisms, recommendation techniques (which may be based on the calculated measures), and set membership concepts, the present invention provides network members of the network with tools to discover artists and/or songs that are likely to be of interest to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Myspace, LLC
    Inventors: Hadi Partovi, Ali Partovi, Nathaniel Scott Brown, Yevgeny Zarakhovsky, Benjamin Botts Osheroff, Firooz Partovi
  • Publication number: 20130268543
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provide the ability to recommend content to a particular user. Two content recommendation techniques are implemented and generated different content recommendation scores that are relative to a particular piece of content and the particular user. The two scores are reconciled to generate an overall content recommendation score for the particular piece of content and the particular user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MySpace LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric J. Kim, Thomas B Werz III
  • Publication number: 20130268479
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provide the ability to present media content on a social media network. Live streaming data is received from multiple data sources. The data is enriched with meta information using internal systems via application programming interfaces (APIs). The live streamed data is transformed and transmitted, based on the meta information, to one or more users on a social media network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric J. Kim, Thomas B. Werz, III
  • Publication number: 20130268523
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provides the ability to determine the influence of a user or resource within a pre-defined context. A pre-defined context of activities is provided/defined. Point values are assigned to all activities that may occur within the pre-defined context. All activities for a single user or resource within the pre-defined context are tracked over a period of time. A score value for each activity for the single user or resource within the pre-defined context over a period of time is determined. A raw score is calculated for the single user or resource according to the total of all determined score values. The raw score value is normalized against scores of a population of other users or resources within the pre-determined context to provide a comparative scoring for users or resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MySpace LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric J. Kim, Thomas B. Werz, III
  • Publication number: 20130262585
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, apparatus, system, and computer program product provide the ability to present a media content stream to a social network user. Media content relevant to a user of a social network is compiled in response to user action or user information. The media content is then presented as a video stream to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: MySpace LLC
    Inventors: William Niemeyer, Ward Gross, Colby Palmer
  • Publication number: 20130232194
    Abstract: A system, method, and article of manufacture provide the ability to manage event-based information/content. A client application uploads information about an event to an event application executing on a server. The event application manages information for an event site that corresponds to an event that multiple persons attend and is an electronic representation of the event. The event application receives the uploaded information and manages client access to the uploaded information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventors: Jason J.A. Knapp, Michael Scott Andler, Thomas B. Werz, III, James Andrew Beaupre, Ali Tahmasbi
  • Publication number: 20130232200
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product provide the ability to display a recommendation. A first user profile for a first user and a second profile are obtained. The first user profile is compared to the second profile to find similar properties. A recommendation is determined based on the similar properties. The recommendation is displayed to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventor: Jason J.A. Knapp
  • Publication number: 20130232435
    Abstract: A method and system provide the ability to deliver event-based information and providing an event venue recommendation. An event site is established that corresponds to an event that multiple persons attend and is an electronic repository for content related to the event. Content is received from an attendee of the event and is used to populate the event site. A graphical user interface of a map may be populated with a representation of the event and provides navigation capabilities for a user to locate different events on the map. An event is selected in the map and based thereon, content from the event is delivered to a user. The content may also be analyzed to extrapolate information about the attendee. Based on the extrapolated information, a candidate event location may be determined and transmitted as an event venue recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventor: Jason J. A. Knapp