Vixlet Names Former GM CEO As Advisor

Los Angeles-based Vixlet, a startup developing a social networking site linked to sports leagues, teams, and entertainment companies, said this morning that it has named former General Motors Chairman and CEO Daniel "Dan" Akerson as a special advisor to the company. Akerson is currently Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Board of Directors of The Carlyle Group, and also has served at MCI Communications, General Instruments, Nextel Communications, and XO Communications. Vixlet is led by Lisa Gopalakrishnan and Krishna Gopala, and although it has yet to launch publicly has a number of partnerships already anounced with sports teams.