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This article was published on March 22, 2014

Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe thinks he has the keys to social gaming success

Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe thinks he has the keys to social gaming success
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The social gaming battlefield is littered with the corpses of former success stories that suddenly died when the public got bored or when their developers failed to spot a threat on the horizon.

Chris DeWolfe, best known as the co-founder and first CEO of Myspace, now spends his time at the frontline of social gaming with his company SGN, which has had successes with games like Panda Jam and Bingo Blingo.

I caught up with him in Austin, Texas during SXSW earlier this month to find out how he plans to keep SGN from suffering the troubles faced in recent years by the likes of Zynga, and his views on the current social networking landscape – a far cry from the one he dominated with Myspace 10 years ago. Perhaps unexpectedly, he’s not so keen to talk about Myspace’s current fortunes.

You can listen to the full interview below.

Catch up with our 2014 SXSW coverage.