Latest Tom Anderson Stories

2014-03-12 16:21:08

BEND, Ore., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MD Johnson, Inc. announces the completion of the sale of Carrera Motors of Bend Oregon to Kendall Automotive Group. Carrera has been owned and operated by Tom Anderson since 1982 when he acquired Mid Oregon Motors with Peugeot and VW franchises. Anderson was then appointed the Porsche and Audi dealer and opened shortly thereafter. Peugeot was resigned shortly after the purchase. BMW was then added in 1986. Anderson continued to grow the...

Under New Ownership, MySpace Adds A Million Users
2012-02-13 11:32:14

Jedidiah Becker for Redorbit.com Remember MySpace? It was that social network website you used to use back before you really knew what a social network was. And if you´re like millions of others (this writer included), you probably gradually quit using it several years ago when everybody hopped on the Facebook bandwagon. Last June, the advertising firm Specific Media quietly bought MySpace...

2011-06-30 05:00:00

Sold! After a four-month bidding process, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has finally sold MySpace to advertising company Specific Media. Although the sum of the deal was undisclosed, AllThingsD reported that Specific Media paid $35 million for MySpace, which was bought by News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. Specific Media CEO Tim Vanderhook saidin a statement: "MySpace is a recognized leader that has pioneered the social media space. The company has transformed the ways in which audiences...

2010-03-03 12:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Anderson, a longtime veteran executive in the aerospace industry, has been named as the new group president of Wyle's Information Systems Group headquartered in McLean, Va. Anderson has held senior positions with major government information system providers including CSC, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Federal Data Corporation. Prior to joining Wyle, Anderson served as president of CSC's Civil and Health Services Group in the company's...

2009-11-06 11:30:27

News Corp is seeking to make major changes to MySpace, its once dominant social networking site. News Corp purchased MySpace in 2005, when the social networking site was at the top of its competitors. Since then, it has fallen behind in popularity, being overshadowed by Facebook and micro-blogging site Twitter. According to comments from Chase Carey, chief operating officer of News Corp, MySpace's trailing numbers have caused it to fall about $100 million short of a deal with Google. "I think...

2009-04-28 13:16:28

News Corp has announced that after replacing its CEO on Friday, MySpace is now expanding their management team with new key hires. Michael Jones, 39-year-old online business entrepreneur, will replace Amit Kapur as MySpace's chief operating officer. Jones founded Userplane, a developer of Web-based chat and other communications technologies for online communities. Jon Miller, chief digital officer of News Corporation said, "Michael's operational insight and knowledge of the social media...

2009-04-23 13:00:00

Citing stalled user growth and the rapid rise of rival Facebook, the popular social networking site MySpace's co-founder Chris DeWolfe announced he would step down soon as MySpace's chief executive, The Associated Press reported. News Corp., which owns MySpace, said on Wednesday the decision was a mutual agreement between DeWolfe and former AOL Chief Executive Jonathan Miller, who was appointed News Corp.'s chief digital officer earlier this month. DeWolfe, who helped launch the site in...

2008-09-10 06:00:14

By Sarah Kipling Sarah Kipling, an 18-year-old from Middleton-in-Te esdale, was recently the victim of racial abuse on the online networking site MySpace. Here, she argues that such websites often do far more harm than we realise ?WEare unable to locate the content you referred to. ? I stared in disbelief as I rereadMySpace?s automated message. After receiving appalling verbal and racial harassment on the social networking site, I felt once I complained, the powers that be would quickly...

2008-07-30 18:00:28

By Lara Jakes Jordan and Matt Apuzzo WASHINGTON - The corruption investigation of Alaska back-room deals began in 2004, mostly targeting state legislators and businessmen. On Tuesday, prosecutors aimed much higher with federal charges on the other side of the continent against Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator. A grand jury in Washington indicted Stevens, a major figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, on seven felony counts of concealing more than a...

2008-07-30 06:00:14

By Matt Kelley and Donna Leinwand WASHINGTON -- Ted Stevens, the U.S. Senate's longest-serving Republican and one of its most influential members, was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of failing to disclose more than $250,000 in gifts. Coming barely three months before Election Day, the indictment jeopardizes his re-election and damages his party's chances of recapturing the Senate. Stevens, 84, who has long steered federal funds to his home state of Alaska, was forced to give up his...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.