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Mark Jeffrey is a serial technology entrepreneur and author. He has co-founded four internet companies and written four novels. He is the author of MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT (Harper Collins, 2011), MAX QUICK: THE TWO TRAVELERS (2012), and AGE OF AETHER (2012) in addition to ARMAND PTOLEMY AND THE GOLDEN ALEPH.
Most recently, Mark co-founded web television network ThisWeekIn.com with Jason Calacanis and comedian / actor Kevin Pollak. Investors included Sky Dayton, Matt Coffin and Jarl Mohn (founder of E! and Liberty Digital). Mark served as CEO from its inception in Jan 2010 until May 2011.
From 2007 to 2010, Mark was the founding CTO of Mahalo.com, Inc., a human-powered search and learning site backed by Sequoia Capital, CBS, News Corp, Elon Musk and others. Prior to this, Jeffrey co-founded a business social networking company ZeroDegrees, Inc. in 2002 and sold it to IAC/InteractiveCorp in 2004 with more than one million registered users.
His first company, The Palace, Inc., was backed by Time Warner, Intel and Softbank and sold to Communities.com in 1998. The Palace was a popular avatar virtual world environment which had 10 million users at its peak. He was also the co-founder and CEO of SuperSig, Inc. in 1999, which focused on app-like functionality embedded in email.
His first novel, MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT, was published in hardcover and ebook by HarperCollins in May, 2011. The book was initially podcast as a series of episodic mp3's and received over 2.5 million downloads.
Mark Jeffrey holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire.
R. A. Danger
on Oct. 07, 2012 :
A wonder full story. I like the way the author created a whole new world, a “what if world”, that is. With it's own culture and new words that give it a unique flavour. The book felt more of a chronicle then a stand alone.
I also like how the other explain things. So we didn't have to ask in the end anything except wonder why it was just one book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)