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Kapur Stepping Down as MySpace COO

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Amit Kapur, who was elevated to COO of MySpace early last year, will be stepping down from the position. He’s leaving the company to start a new venture with two other MySpace executives, Jim Benedetto, SVP of Engineering, and Steve Pearman, SVP of Product Strategy.

Selected by CEO Chris DeWolfe, Kapur had been charged with helping drive innovation in content and also business development at the social network, which has lately seen some of its thunder stolen by the faster-growing Facebook.

MySpace declined comment.

But here is a video interview I did with Kapur, as well as DeWolfe, at a MySpace party in San Francisco, right after he got his COO title.

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