Myspace

  • Myspace.com relaunched, fuses social networking with streaming music 13-06-2013 10:37 AM

    Nashville: Tim and Chris Vanderhook think Myspace had it right - at one point. And they believe they've revived and improved that formula for success as the revamped first titan of social media debuts its latest incarnation. The Vanderhooks unveiled the new Myspace.com Wednesday, revealing a site focused on entertainment...
  • Will rivals do to Google what Facebook did to MySpace? 19-07-2011 12:10 PM

    Toronto: Will rival research engines do to Google what Facebook did to MySpace? That's possible after US antitrust regulators last month started investigations against the search engine for abusing its dominant market position, say experts. The US action is the second antitrust investigation against the search engine after the EU...
  • Talent show mulled for Justin Timberlake's Myspace 02-07-2011 09:31 AM

    Los Angeles: Justin Timberlake's longtime manager Johnny Wright said Friday that a talent show or some other way of developing new artists will be core to the revamp of Myspace. The kernel of an idea is what has emerged from a frenzied two weeks of deal-making that brought the former...
  • Justin Timberlake: Stealth Silicon Valley angel? 01-07-2011 08:49 AM

    Los Angeles: As it turns out, Justin Timberlake's role as Napster founder Sean Parker in The Social Network was a wink and nod to the celebrity's little publicized role in driving Silicon Valley start-ups. But his involvement in the technology industry drew public notice this week with news that Timberlake,...
  • Justin Timberlake part of group buying MySpace 30-06-2011 11:34 AM

    Los Angeles: Justin Timberlake apparently wasn't satisfied with just playing a social media impresario in the movies, so now he's becoming one in real life. The pop star, who played Napster co-founder Sean Parker in "The Social Network," a movie about Facebook, has joined Specific Media in buying its downtrodden...
  • News Corp sells Myspace, ending six-year saga 30-06-2011 08:32 AM

    New York: News Corp has sold Myspace for $35 million, a fraction of what it paid for the once-hot social media site even as a new generation of Web-based start-ups is enjoying sky-high valuations. Advertising company Specific Media will team with the singer Justin Timberlake to acquire Myspace in a...
  • Activision CEO in final talks to buy out Myspace 10-06-2011 08:40 AM

    New York: An investor group including Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick is in final talks to take a controlling stake in News Corp's social network site Myspace, according to three people familiar with the matter. Kotick's involvement is personal and nothing to do with Activision at this stage,...
  • No kidding! Keema, aloo in Scrabble dictionary 09-05-2011 02:30 PM

    London: Common words from Indian cuisines such as keema, aloo and gobi, and slangs like thang, innit and grrl have made their way to the latest Scrabble lexicon. The Collins Official Scrabble Words also now includes words from the Internet such as Wiki and Myspace among nearly 3,000 new additions...
  • How News Corp got lost in Myspace 09-04-2011 11:25 AM

    New York: As Rupert Murdoch stepped into the Grand Ballroom of San Francisco's Palace Hotel at the Web 2.0 conference in October 2007, the developers and engineers who packed the room fell into a respectful hush. It was the sort of greeting usually reserved for one of their own tech...
  • Can Buzzdeck make you a rock star ? 28-01-2011 01:49 PM

    London: For a virtually unknown 16-year-old British ukulele player and singer, Misty Miller already boasts an impressive international following. "The places in the world that know my music" South America, China and Australia," she says with slight astonishment. Miller knows this by looking at a "heatmap" generated by a new...
  • MySpace lays off nearly half its staff 12-01-2011 12:43 PM

    New York/San Francisco: News Corp's MySpace is laying off nearly half its staff, setting the stage for a sale of the former Internet social networking leader as is it refocuses as an entertainment site. The restructuring affects about 500 employees, or 47 per cent of the company, and comes after...
  • No ongoing talks for MySpace sale 04-01-2011 06:20 AM

    New York: News Corp is still considering a sale of its social networking site MySpace but a person familiar with the matter told Reuters there are no talks currently with potential buyers. CNBC business television reported on Monday that News Corp is on course to sell MySpace by mid-2011, citing...
  • 'New MySpace' narrows focus to entertainment 27-10-2010 02:12 PM

    New York: MySpace, the online social hub that's been fighting to stay relevant in the age of Facebook and Twitter, is overhauling its image and its website into an entertainment destination for its mostly younger audience. The social-networking pioneer, which was among the top Internet sites just a few years...
  • MySpace to lay off 30 per cent of staff 17-06-2009 09:28 AM

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  • Teen hangs herself in real life over virtual hoax 17-05-2008 01:41 AM

    Kolkata: They delivered a dominating performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore with a huge 47-run win, and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said it was a result of good team work. Gambhir himself scored a blistering 93 to be Man-of-the-Match but said everyone played a part in the team's win....
  • Teens beat up girl to make 'popular' YouTube video 08-04-2008 06:21 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa on Sunday recalled allrounder Albie Morkel to their One-Day International (ODI) squad as an injury replacement for the five-match series against Sri Lanka. Morkel will replace uncapped allrounder Dean Elgar in the 14-man squad after the latter pulled out due to a knee ligament injury. 30-year-old Morkel...
  • Regular blogging could improve your social life 05-03-2008 02:03 AM

    Visakhapatnam: The India Under-19 side managed to sneak past Sri Lanka by one wicket in the four-nation quadrangular tournament on Thursday, courtesy a patient half-century by Hanuman Vihari and an all-round performance from Rush Kalaria. Chasing a modest target of 185, the Unmukt Chand-led team made rough weather of the...
  • Parody sites start anti-social networking trend 23-12-2007 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: After claiming the first hat-trick of the 2011 cricket World Cup, West Indies paceman Kemar Roach on Monday said his hard work in the past few months is paying off well and he is ready for much bigger challenges ahead. Roach took six wickets for 27 runs, his...
  • US teen 'kills' Bush online, arrested 14-10-2006 08:46 AM

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  • 'Space' gets bigger with MySpace Music 02-09-2006 11:22 AM

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