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Myspace Racks Up Registrations

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Beverly Hills-based > Myspace is claiming growth in its users, saying that it has added over 1 million new signups to the service, after it launched a new Myspace Music Player. The online entertainment site--now owned by Specific Media--has been looking to revamp Myspace into a new, social service which combines music, links to Facebook, and music recommendation engine. Myspace says it is now adding around 40,000 new registrations a day, driven by its music player.

MySpace Launches New Mobile App, Site Design

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Los Angeles-based Myspace officially launched its new site design and a mobile app today, firmly centering the online site on music, music discovery, and streaming. The new site also lets users create their own radio stations, share animated GIFs, and more.

MySpace, Panasonic Unveil Social TV Service

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Social entertainment site Myspace , which is now owned by Irvine-based Specific Media, is making a big push this week at CES, and launched a new, social TV service with Panasonic Monday. The new service ties the social features of MySpace with traditional television viewing.

Myspace Launches New Music Player

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Beverly Hills-based Myspace , the online entertainment site now owned by Specific Media, said this morning that it has released a new music player. The site said its new Myspace Music Player will provide free, unlimited on-demand listening, personalized radio, search, as well as sharing features on both Myspace and Facebook. The site claimed that it has a library that is three times the size of other online catalogs, clocking in at 42 million songs.

Justin Timberlake Backs Myspace Acquisition

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Irvine-based Specific Media , the Internet advertising network run by Tim Vanderhook, has released further details on the company's acquisition of Myspace , saying that Justin Timberlake is taking an ownership stake and major role in the acquisition. According to Specific Media, Timberlake and the firm will unveil their vision for the site later this summer. myspace justin timberlake merger acquisition specificmedia specific content hollywood

MySpace Acquired By Specific Media

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Los Angeles-based MySpace , the once dominant social networking website, has been sold to Irvine-based Specific Media , the online advertising network, in a deal reportly worth $35M. As part of the buy, current MySpace CEO Mike Jones will be leaving the company after a transition period. The acquisition of MySpace has been rumored for months, as the site transitioned into a music- and celebrity-oriented site after failing to gain ground against Facebook.

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Science Inc. To Buy Social Bookmarking Site Delicious

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the startup studio and incubator run by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones, has acquired longtime social bookmarking site Delicious , the company disclosed this morning. Santa Monica-based Science, Inc. , Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Delicious was previously owned by Steven Chen and Chad Hurley, the founders of YouTube, who had acquired Delicious from Yahoo back in 2011 via their company, Avos Systems.

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ThisNext Adds MySpace's Jones To Board

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Santa Monica-based ThisNext , the women's social shopping site run by Matt Edelman, said today that it has added Mike Jones, the CEO of MySpace, to its board of directors. The firm owns the StyleHIve fasion site, in addition to the ThisNext site. shopping social board executive michael jones mike myspace thisnext

Reports: MySpace To Go For $20-30M

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Multiple reports today say that once lofty social networking site MySpace is now being set to be sold by News Corp. Irvine-based Internet advertising network Specific Media and Golden Gate Capital are among the rumored bidders for MySpace. MySpace is reportedly planning big employee cuts at the company today. myspace employment jobs merger acquisition news

Myspace Sets Entertainment Head

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Beverly Hills-based Myspace , the online social entertainment site now owned by Specific Media, said this morning that it has named Roger Mincheff as President of Myspace Entertainment. Myspace said that Mincheff will help lead internal production and entertainment efforts, developing original programming and content for the site. myspace entertainment music specificmedia specific media executive

Southern California Internet Sites In Top 50 In March

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A number of Southern California ranked in the top 50 most visited Internet sites in March, according to the latest, March 2011 numbers released by comScore today. Fox Interactive Media , which includes MySpace , was ranked at 19 with 55.9 Other highly ranking Southern California Internet sites were Break Media , at 34 with 31.34M unique visitors, and Disney Online , at 45 with 25.8 buzzmedia buzz breakmedia media break myspace demand visitors unique usage internet comscore

BeachMint Partners With Olsen Twins On New Site

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According to Dualstar Entertainment Group, the Olsen's lifestyle and brand company, they have partnered with BeachMint to launch StyleMint , an online apparel site. The new site will include exclusive apparel, trend reports, videos, and other information. BeachMint is the latest startup of MySpace co-founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, which already runs JewelMint.com, another celebrity ecommerce site with actress Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter.

Myspace Confirms Major Password Leak

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Los Angeles-based Myspace , which is now part of Time, Inc., confirmed a major security breach on Tuesday, saying that stolen Myspace user login data had been posted to an online hacker forum. Myspace--which blamed the hack on Russian cyberhacker "Peace."--said said the data stolen included user login data from a portion of accounts that were created prior to June 11, 2013 on the old Myspace platform. myspace password leak cybersecurity social networking

MySpace Debuts New Site, Logo Plans

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Beverly Hills-based MySpace , the online social networking site, is set to debut a new new site design and logo, the firm said late last night. In a statement, MySpace CEO Mike Jones said the move is an "exciting turning point" for the site.

Eventup Launches Venue Booking Site, Backed by Science, Inc.

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Tony Adam is the former Director of Online Marketing at MySpace, and also worked with Science's Peter Pham at Billshrink, at Yahoo, and more. The firm is one of the first to come out of Science Inc, which is headed by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones and Photobucket and Billshrink's Peter Pham. Los Angeles-based Eventup , a new startup backed by Mike Jones Science, Inc.

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Myspace Hails Launch Response

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Los Angeles-based Myspace has a new design, new owner, and is hoping for some new users with its brand new, music-focused, user interface--and says that so far, the response is good. Myspace also said that 34 percent of the traffic to its new site is coming from mobile users.

StyleMint Opens Early Access

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StyleMint , the newest celebrity-and-ecommerce site from BeachMint , the startup headed by MySpace founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, has opened up early access to select supporters of the site.

MySpace Debuts New Timberlake Design

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MySpace , the online social networking site which is now owned by Specific Media, has finally rolled out its new, Justin Timberlake-inspired web design, in conjunction with the release of a new single from Timberlake and JAY Z. myspace timberlake justin design social networking

MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets

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Los Angeles-based MySpace has been among the most visible of Southern California's Internet era success stories, although the site--now owned by News Corporation--has had its own share of ups-and-downs, as well as questions about its future.

MySpace, Citysearch To Launch Local Site

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Los Angeles-based MySpace and West Hollywood-based CitySearch announced this morning that the two have launched a beta of a new local search site, MySpace Local, which will allow users to review, rate, and share information about small businesses. According to the firms, Coors and Outback Steakhouse are the brand sponsors for the new site, which leverages Citysearch's database of businesses and MySpace's social networking site.

StyleMint Set For July 1st Launch

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StyleMint , the newest, celebrity e-commerce site being launched by Los Angeles-based BeachMint , is set to launch July 1st, according to details sent to supporters of the site. BeachMint, the startup headed by former MySpace co-founder Josh Berman, is launching StyleMint with celebrities Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. The launch date was included in the small print as part of a T-shirt giveaway promotion to refer friends to the site.

Pervical: Why MySpace Was A Spaghetti-Ball Mess

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Wonder why once dominant social networking site MySpace --once the poster child for the Los Angeles technology startup world failed under News Corp? Former MySpace VP Sean Percival says it was a "spaghetti-ball mess". The Guardian shares Pervical''s lessons drawn from his time at MySpace and talks about what went wrong. Percival--now in the Bay Area--also talks about MySpace''s failed attempt to purchase Spotify, and why bureaucracy killed MySpace.

Friendgiftr Expands To MySpace, Other Sites

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Hollywood-based Friendgiftr , a developer of a social media service which allows users to send gift cards to their friends, family, and others, has extended its service beyond Facebook and onto MySpace, iGogole, Ning, and Bebo, the firm announced today. Tags: friendgiftr social gifting facebook gift card myspace bebo ning igoogle

Myspace Ties With Vevo, Enhances Mobile Support

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Irvine-based Myspace , now an online site focused on music and musicians, said Wednesday that it has linked up with Vevo in a new music distribution partnership, and also enhanced its mobile support. According to Myspace and Vevo, the deal brings Vevo''s music videos, live concert events, and original shows to Myspace''s website and apps. Myspace says it now is seeing around 35.1 myspace vevo music streaming videos musician

Myspace In Sponsorship Deal With Chevrolet

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Los Angeles-based Myspace has a new design, and a new brand sponsor, the first since its redesign and relaunch over the last few months. The promotion is part of a strong push Myspace has been making in the music area, which all started with the site's redesign and ties with Justin Timberlake.

MySpace Signs Advertisers For Music Site

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Los Angeles-based MySpace announced a lineup of advertisers who will be sponsoring the firm's new MySpace Music site this morning, saying that it has signed four brands who will be integrated sponsors of the site. According to MySpace, McDonald's, Sony Pictures, State Farm, and Toyota will sponsor the site, which offers music videos, track downloads, information about music, and other music-related information.

MySpace's New iPhone App: Drawler

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Los Angeles-based MySpace has launched a new iPhone app, the site has announced. According to MySpace, its new 'Drawler' application allows iPhone users to draw, color, add stickers, art, and other decorations to mobile phone photos.

MySpace Launches Browser Toolbar

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Los Angeles-based MySpace said Wednesday that it has officially launched its new MySpace Toolbar, an add-on for Internet Explorer 6.0 which directly connects MySpace users to their accounts. MySpace also said that it will be adding a version for Mac users in the near future.

MySpace Expands Presidential Debate Site, Features

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace has rolled out new tools for its MyDebates.org website, the joint effort of the firm with the Commission on Presidential Debates. According to MySpace, it has added interactive tools, including a personalized issue scorecard, polling, national statistics, and live streaming to complement the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates.

MySpace Connects To TV

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said Wednesday afternoon that the firm has launched a new offering which will allow users to link to the site while watching TV. Tags: yahoo intel myspace widget

MySpace Launches Android App

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said today that the firm has launched an application for Google's Android mobile operating system.

Altly Reveals Seed Investors

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Altly detailed its plans to create an alternative to Facebook last week, complaining in a lengthy manifesto from Shapiro that an alternative to Facebook was sorely needed due to privacy and other issues with the social networking site.

MySpace Syncs With Facebook

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said Monday that it has added a new ability to synchronize MySpace updates with competitor Facebook. MySpace said its new Sync with Facebook synchronizes status updates, and also allows users to share their music, videos, links, and photos with friends on Facebook. Tags: myspace facebook sync synchronize update twitter

MySpace Buys Threadbox

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace has acquired Threadbox , a developer of email messaging software, according to Threadbox. According to Threadbox, it sold certain assets of the firm to MySpace, and key members of the firm's team have moved over to MySpace's team. According to Michael Cerda, the firm's co-founder and CEO, the team will be applying the firm's technology at MySpace.

Anybeat Opens To Public Access

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Los Angeles-based Anybeat , the alternative social networking site created by former MySpace Music VP Dmitri Shapiro, has opened up broad, public access to the service. In its announcement last night on its public launch, Anybeat compared Facebook to a "digital home", LinkedIn to a "digital workplace", and its own site as something akin to a coffee shop or bar. Shapiro was also the founder of video site Veoh.

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BeachMint Looks To Groupon For JewelMint Promo

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Santa Monica-based BeachMint , the new startup from MySpace co-founder Josh Berman, is looking to drum up interest for its jewelry site, JewelMint , via a Groupon deal in LA. groupon beachmint jewelmint jewelry celebrity deal coupon startup myspace josh berman ecommerce

Myspace Launches New Features To Highlight Artists, Musicians

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Los Angeles-based Myspace is ramping up its support of artists and musicians today, with two new features it says will help spotlight members of its community. myspace artist musician television promotion artists

MySpace Adds Twitter Sync

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace announced today that the firm has rolled out a beta of a feature which allows MySpace users to sync their status updates with Twitter. The firm said the new feature allows for two-way updates between the sites, with MySpace automatically posting status updates to Twitter feeds, and also updating status from Twitter feed updates. Tags: myspace twitter sync update social networking

MySpace Launches Developer Challenge

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Los Angeles-based social networking site is looking to court developers with the launch of a development contest, the MySpace Developer Challenge , the firm said recently. The site said the challenge will award $50,000 between winners submitting MySpace applications, which use the firm's Real-Time Stream API, Open Search API, Photo Upload API, or which integrate the service on the Apple iPhone.

MySpace Completes Imeem Deal

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Los Angeles-based MySpace said Tuesday that it has closed its acquisition of social media site imeem. Owen Van Natta, the firm's CEO, said it would use the acquisition to bolster MySpace Music, and also said, effective today, that the firm would redirect Imeem's users to MySpace Music. Tags: myspace imeem merger acquisition social music content The firm did not disclose any further financial details related to the acquisition.