Myspace

  • Myspace.com relaunched, fuses social networking with streaming music June 13, 2013

    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 that...
  • Will rivals do to Google what Facebook did to MySpace? July 19, 2011

    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 launched...
  • Talent show mulled for Justin Timberlake's Myspace July 2, 2011

    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 dealmaking that brought the former 'N...
  • Justin Timberlake: Stealth Silicon Valley angel? July 1, 2011

    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 startups. But his involvement in the technology industry drew public notice this week with news that Timberlake, whose...
  • Justin Timberlake part of group buying MySpace June 30, 2011

    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 cofounder Sean Parker in "The Social Network," a movie about Facebook, has joined Specific Media in buying its downtrodden rival,...
  • News Corp sells Myspace, ending sixyear saga June 30, 2011

    New York: News Corp has sold Myspace for $35 million, a fraction of what it paid for the oncehot social media site even as a new generation of Webbased startups is enjoying skyhigh valuations. Advertising company Specific Media will team with the singer Justin Timberlake to acquire Myspace in a deal...
  • Activision CEO in final talks to buy out Myspace June 10, 2011

    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, the...
  • No kidding! Keema, aloo in Scrabble dictionary May 9, 2011

    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 to...
  • How News Corp got lost in Myspace April 9, 2011

    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 ? January 28, 2011

    London: For a virtually unknown 16yearold 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 January 12, 2011

    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 weeks...
  • No ongoing talks for MySpace sale January 4, 2011

    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 mid2011, citing sources. The...
  • 'New MySpace' narrows focus to entertainment October 27, 2010

    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 socialnetworking pioneer, which was among the top Internet sites just a few years ago,...
  • Half of social networkers worried about privacy July 16, 2010

    New York: Half of Americans who have a profile on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are worried about their privacy, according to a new poll. The Marist survey showed that people over 60 are the most worried about privacy, and women are more concerned than men. "We're in an...
  • MySpace sale reports are 'fabrications': News Corp July 8, 2010

    Sun Valley: News Corp digital chief Jonathan Miller said on Wednesday his company is not in talks to sell its once popular social networking site MySpace and described reports of any discussions as "fabrications". "We are definitely not in any ongoing talks for a sale of MySpace," he said on the...
  • MySpace CEO steps down; replaced by copresidents February 11, 2010

    San Francisco: News Corp said that MySpace Chief Executive Owen Van Natta has stepped down and is being replaced by Mike Jones and Jason Hirschhorn as copresidents. Van Natta, whose resignation at the Internet social networking company is effective immediately, comes after less than a year with the MySpace. "In...
  • Google launches music search with Lala, iLike October 29, 2009

    Los Angeles: Google Inc on Wednesday partnered with Web services LaLa and MySpace's iLike to give music fans an easier way to find, sample and buy songs on the Internet, expanding its music industry footprint. The global Web search leader will provide users who want to sample a song with...
  • MySpace to lay off 30 per cent of staff June 17, 2009

    New York: MySpace, the social network owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, said it will cut 30 per cent of its staff to lower costs as it struggles to stay popular in the face of rising competition. MySpace will be left with about 1,000 employees, it said in a statement...
  • British government may snoop on social websites March 26, 2009

    London: Social networking websites like Facebook could be forced to pass on details of users' friends and contacts under British government proposals to fight terrorism. Millions of Britons use sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace to chat with friends, but ministers are concerned the rapidly evolving technology could be exploited...
  • Tech2: MySpace ejects 90K convicted sex offenders February 4, 2009

    Social networking website MySpace.com has said that it had ejected more than 90,000 registered sex offenders following an agreement last year with state attorneys general to improve child safety. The figure, which MySpace provided to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, was more than double the number that MySpace had predicted that...
  • Teen hangs herself in real life over virtual hoax May 17, 2008

    Los Angeles: A family has finally got justice for the death of their daughter. Thirteenyearold Megan Meier killed herself after she apparently became the victim of a disgusting and twisted prank on cyberspace. ...
  • Teens beat up girl to make 'popular' YouTube video April 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Eight American teenagers in Florida are under arrest for brutally beating up a girl to make a video for the popular Website YouTube. Police in Lakeland say the victim was beaten up by six girls when she arrived at her friends home. Two boys stood outside and kept a...
  • Regular blogging could improve your social life March 5, 2008

    Sydney: A new Australian study has found that blogging can boost peoples social life, by making them feel less isolated, more connected to a community and more satisfied with their friendships, both online and personally. This evidence is the result of two related studies, conducted by the Swinburne University Technology in...
  • Parody sites start antisocial networking trend December 23, 2007

    Toronto: Tired of phony online friends? Make enemies instead. Riding on the popularity of social networks such as Facebook and MySpace, new Web sites are poking fun at online friendships that connect you to the people you like, by turning attention to the ones you don't. Over the past 18 months,...
  • Don't let your boss catch you reading this August 30, 2007

    Jerusalem: If you are at work, chances are you are probably doing it right now. Walk into any large office, and you will most likely hear the telltale computer bleeps of chat programs and online games, accompanied by furious mouseclicking. Employees may seem busy, but many are wasting time on...
  • US teen 'kills' Bush online, arrested October 14, 2006

    Sacramento (US): Upset by the war in Iraq, a 14yearold girl vented her frustrations with President George W Bush last spring on her MySpace.com page. Julia Wilson posted a picture of the US president, scrawled "Kill Bush" across the top and drew a dagger stabbing his outstretched hand. She replaced the...
  • 'Space' gets bigger with MySpace Music September 2, 2006

    Los Angeles: MySpace.com will soon enable members of the popular online social networking hub to sell downloads of their original music directly through MySpace web pages, company executives said Friday. The initiative, which is still in a test phase, has the potential to turn millions of computer users, many of them...