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Myspace bought again, this time by publisher Time Inc

Myspace has a new owner, after its parent company Viant was acquired by magazine and web publisher Time Inc for an undisclosed amount. This is not really about Time buying Myspace, though: it’s most interested in Viant’s...
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Myspace is still around, but it wants younger users

Don’t fall off your seat in shock, but it seems Justin Timberlake is no longer ‘creative director’ of the revamped Myspace. Heaven forfend that was just a publicity stunt for its relaunch. Still, the social network’s...
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Former MySpace head on why Spotify needs to be more like Netflix

Jason Hirschhorn (former co-president of MySpace and now CEO of REDEF) has been writing about 15 years of decline in the record industry and how the business can be rebuilt. The meat of the piece is where he gets into streaming...
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MySpace: ‘We tried to buy Spotify and they sure as hell were not selling to us’

Spotify's launch in 2008 came at a time when the biggest social network of the time, MySpace, was about to lose its crown to Facebook. No wonder Spotify declined an acquisition offer from the sinking News Corporation subsidiary. "Unknown...
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Whalerock will help celebs and musicians go direct to fans

There’s a long history of companies encouraging stars to set up their own online networks rather than just relying on platforms from MySpace to Facebook. Whalerock is the latest. It’s working with clients including rapper...
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Myspace still not dead, but ads are in the driving seat

Here’s a stat to wake you up this morning: Myspace still attracted 50.6m unique visitors in the US alone last November, generating more than 300m video views. Not dead yet, then: in fact, the unique visitors figure is...
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Could YouTube fade from view just like MySpace?

Every so often, Kobalt Label Services’ marketing director David Emery publishes a thoughtful post on his own blog about the digital industry. The latest focuses on YouTube. “It is so big, so ubiquitous that the idea that...
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Myspace’s Secret Shows return

Don’t call it a comeback (well, sort of do call it a comeback). Secret Shows – Myspace’s, well, secret shows – have returned after a two-year sabbatical with a Mysterious Spoon gig in Manhattan. Between 2006 and...
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MySpace co-founder to Murdoch: ‘Shame on you for letting $15bn go to waste’

MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe has criticised Rupert Murdoch for News Corporation's role in the downfall of the original MySpace.
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Myspace lays off 5% of its staff

Back in June 2011, Justin Timberlake was slated to "lead the business strategy" for Myspace's comeback after investing in the stricken social network.
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Myspace has 340% more artists, but how much are they using it?

Last night, Myspace announced some stats to show its post-relaunch growth. The company says it went from 24m users before coming out of beta in June to 36m now, and it had a separate number to show its growth with artists: "The...
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Myspace says relaunch has helped it grow to 36m users

At the start of summer, Myspace had 24m users as it prepared for its relaunch.