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Jay Adelson      

Founder and CEO of SimpleGeo Inc. Former CEO of Digg Inc.

Jay Steven Adelson (born September 7, 1970) is chairman of Revision3 and former CEO of Digg. Prior to joining Digg, he was the founder and chief technology officer of Equinix, Inc., which he founded in 1998 and was one of the founders of the PAIX in 1996, before its purchase by Switch and Data in 2003. In 1993, he ran network operations at Netcom (USA), before leaving for Digital Equipment Corporation to become Operations Manager of the PAIX. He was named one of TIME magazine's TIME 100, Time in 2008.

Adelson announced his departure from Digg on April 5, 2010, stating: "the entrepreneurial calling is strong, and I am ready to incubate some new business ideas over the next twelve months.

On July 15, 2003, he testified before the United States House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, as part of an industry panel on "The Private Sector's Role in Keeping America's Cyberspace Secure."

Adelson, a Michigan native, graduated from the Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and holds degrees in Computer Science and Film and Broadcasting from Boston University, having graduated in 1992.

He also said that he had no regrets about not accepting offers to sell Digg to other big medias.


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