Partovis to Step Down at MySpace

4/20/10

Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi, co-founders of Seattle-based social music startup iLike, are stepping down from their senior executive positions at MySpace. The news was reported by All Things Digital, TechCrunch, and other outlets. MySpace acquired iLike last August, and the Partovis were promoted to senior vice president roles under MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta. But Van Natta left the company earlier this year after a reported dispute with his News Corp. boss. It sounds like the Partovis, entrepreneurs who also have active investments in companies including Facebook and BlueKai, will transition out of MySpace in the coming months.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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