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Topix Chris Tolles
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Chris Tolles is the CEO and co-founder of Topix, the largest local forum site in the US. Prior to Topix, Chris co-founded and ran marketing for Spoke Software, one of the first social networking startups in Silicon Valley & holds two patents in the field. Chris also co-founded NewHoo which became the Open Directory after being sold to Netscape. Chris has served in a wide variety of sales and marketing roles at Aol & Sun Microsystems and holds degrees in COmputer Science and Economics from UC San Diego.