SILICON BEAT -- Aug 28 -- Mark Pincus declared on the Tribe site: "...as of today jan and the board are gone. i've taken over tribe and you're going to see big changes fast like getting rid of this big stupid masthead and returning tribe to the users where it belongs." Mark is the only board member, is in full control and will be taking Tribe in "a new direction." Tribe will focus on grownups. Before Mark came back into the picture a few months ago, Tribe's previous CEO Jan Gullet was trying to sell the company, but Tribe never got the deal it wanted. Investors at Friendster reportedly did the same, trying to sell for $18 million or so, before throwing the towel, restarting, and now doing quite well. FULL ARTICLE @ SILICON BEAT
Mark Brooks: Long time Friendster C-level and investor, Kent Lindstrom is turning around Friendster. Mark will do the same with Tribe. Jonathan Abrams (Friendster CEO), meanwhile, is working on Socializr.