MySpace: Be ready to read this story twice

October 27, 2009

MySpace, the online social network (can we still call it that now that it has ducked out of the Facebook/Twitter competition?), appears to be pursuing what I’ll call the “two-pronged news strategy.” You get used to it when you cover media and technology. For those of you who don’t enjoy this privilege, it goes like this:

MySpace: A place for musicians… and their friends

October 21, 2009

It appears to be Music Wednesday on the Internet. On the same day that reports began circulating that Google and Facebook will launch a host of new music features, News Corp’s MySpace is turning up the volume on its own music offering.

from The Great Debate:

Can sleeping giant Skype reinvent itself?

By Eric Auchard
September 1, 2009

eric_auchard_thumbnail2.jpg -- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Do once-hot Internet start-ups who miss a date with destiny ever truly get a second chance? History says no, even for once-great names like Netscape, AOL and MySpace.

MySpace in talks to buy iLike for $20m – reports

August 18, 2009

MySpace is looking to buy Web music service iLike for around $20 million according to several blogs. iLike co-founder Hadi Partovi declined to comment when we asked him and MySpace’s PR team also declined to share details.

Social gaming startup eyes big opportunity

August 7, 2009

Social gaming startups, which offer free-to-play games on sites like Facebook and MySpace, have been all the rage, scooping up funding from the venture capital community and nabbing executives from traditional gaming outfits. The hoopla seems warranted given the meteoric growth many expect to see in the space over the next few years.

Hack attack spares MySpace injury, but not insult

August 6, 2009

MySpace.com dodged a bullet on Thursday, but in the process the social networking site may have gotten a stinging slap in the face instead.

Monday media highlights

July 13, 2009

Here are some of the day’s top stories in the media industry:

Microsoft takes on Google as Office moves to Web (Reuters)
Jim Finkle reports: “Microsoft will offer for free to consumers Web-based versions of its Office suite of programs, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software and a note-taking program. Microsoft will also host one Internet business version of Office at its own data centers, charging companies a yet-to- be-announced fee.”

Sun Valley: Google’s Schmidt likes to talk social

July 10, 2009

Social media is a big topic of discussion at Sun Valley. And Google, the king of Internet search, has been talking to the various players.

Facebook crushes MySpace in minutes, but lags on video

June 2, 2009

Facebook won the bragging rights to being the world’s largest social network site last year, based on the worldwide number of unique visitors to its site.

from Summit Notebook:

Facebook’s Zuckerberg talks MySpace, Twitter

May 19, 2009

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to the Reuters Global Technology Summit on Tuesday and while he wouldn't touch TechCrunch's report about financing and valuation, he did opine about a few of Facebook's Web peers: