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Myspace Racks Up Registrations


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 Music Player


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. Myspace said it has inked licensing deals with Sony, Universal, EMI, and Warner, along with 20,000 independent labels, to power the music service.

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MySpace, Panasonic Unveil Social TV Service


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 Hails Growth In Users


Los Angeles-based Myspace said today that it has seen its user base, with 36 million people now using the website after the site''s big revamp in June. Myspace also detailed some of the demographics of its user base, saying that 70 percent of its users are 35 and younger.

Stephan Paternot shares open letter to Facebook’s Zuckerberg

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Amidst the media frenzy surrounding Facebook’s S1 filing to go public, some people took pause today to reflect on what the IPO could mean for the social networking giant. Yes, we’re talking pre-Friendster, MySpace , Facebook …you get the point.

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Reports: MySpace To Go For $20-30M


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

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Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). Social Networking in Web 1.0.

Spotlight: LA Tech SuperDemo Announced! | Mike Jones Former Myspace CEO

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Most recently Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. In this role, Mike oversaw global business strategy and operations for Myspace, Myspace Music, and Myspace Mobile, which included board and strategic roles with Myspace China and Myspace Japan. During his tenure, he was responsible for the relaunch of Myspace, one of the most high-profile turn-around challenges in the industry.

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Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

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Today they say its Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking utility with over 4,000 daily new sign-ups. They also add that LAGbook ranks #2 in the city of Yaba-Lagos, where the social network was incepted, and #37 in the city of Hirtshal, Denmark.

Anybeat Opens To Public Access


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. The firm--which had been in invite-only, beta mode--said it is looking to create a "third place"--different from home and work--for people to get away, relax, and socialize. anybeat social networking myspace linkedin facebook dmitri shapiro startup

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Altly Posts Anti-Facebook Manifesto, Gets Funding


Los Angeles-based Altly , the latest startup of Dmitry Shapiro , the founder of Veoh and former CTo of MySpace Music, has officially thrown down the gauntlet, saying in a blog post this week that it there is a need for an alternative to Facebook--and the firm is going to create that alternative.

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Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

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Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. These past few months we have seen the rebirth of virtual worlds. With sites like , Chill , and Shaker to name a few.

Is Snap the New Myspace?

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Former Myspace execs offer Snap some friendly social network advice on dealing with Facebook

Report: Dmitry Shapiro To Head Up Google Plus


A report today says that Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder of Veoh and head of MySpace Music, and currently founder of alternative social networking site Anybeat , may be heading to Google to head up its Google+ efforts. Shapiro's AnyBeat has been attempting to create an alternative to Facebook, in part by focusing on helping people network around topics they're interested in, with anyone--not just they know personally.

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Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities


Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event. My main points were: Social Everywhere - I work with a lot of different shapes and sizes of companies and it's interesting how each one has opportunities to leverage its users to form different kinds of communities, create connections, encourage contribution, etc. It is almost universal that there are opportunities around social networking. The current huge players (MySpace, Facebook, etc.)

Social Networking and Business Value


Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

Social Networking

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- "Social Networking: How it Can Add Value to Your Organization" MIT of the Central Coast Enterprise Forum. Social networking is the fastest growing activity on Web 2.0. Whereas it was once used predominantly by individuals using applications such as Facebook and MySpace, social networking has found its way into the commercial sector.

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

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

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I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. I was provided with introductions to execs at Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo!, Isn’t social networking amazing?

Pervical: Why MySpace Was A Spaghetti-Ball Mess


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.

MySpace Debuts New Timberlake Design


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

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). Why did MySpace lose to Facebook & what can Twitter learn from this?

Social Networking as a Business Strategy

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 -- Social Networking as a Business Strategy. Learn from an all star panel including Facebook, MySpace and YouTube on how to monetize the power of social networks. We will be exploring how to make money from social networking from many angles. TCOSC. Seating is limited. Book early as this event will sell out. See [link] (more

Central Desktop Adds Social Networking


Pasadena-based Central Desktop, a provider of on-demand project management and collaboration software, has rolled out new social networking features on its site. According to Central Desktop, it has released new abilities for its customers to share their stories and best practices, through online discussion forums, social networking communities, and links to social sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Delicious, and Flickr.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. I was provided with introductions to execs at Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo!,

MySpace Shows Off New, Sexy UI


In what looks like a plan by Specific Media to revamp the relevance of former social networking giant MySpace as a choice for social networking, the firm is showing a new video of a revamped user interface for the site. MySpace is pointing its users to the new video, but did not say when it expects to release the new user interface to users of the service. myspace user interface video social networking specific media

GoTV Networks Launches New Mobile Social Networking App


Los Angeles-based GoTV Networks has launched a new mobile, social networking application focused on sharing pictures, videos, and text with their friends and family. The firm launched its new product-- LiveFromYou --Tuesday, saying that the new service will automatically organize pictures, videos, and media, and share that media with widgets loaded on Facebook or MySpace. Tags: gotv networks social networking pictures video sharing mobile

Altly Reveals Seed Investors


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 Launches Developer Challenge


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 Adds Twitter Sync


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

Report: Activision's Kotick Eyes MySpace


A report today from AllthingsD says that an investor group, which includes Santa Monica-based Activision 's Bobby Kotick, is in the last legs of negotiating a deal to acquire MySpace , the beleaguered, once-high flying social network. MySpace--which is now being headed by Mike Jones, and has switched its focus to music and content--has reportedly been shopped by New Corp. has reportedly been seeking $100M for MySpace. sale social networking

MySpace Debuts New Site, Logo Plans


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.

MySpace Boosts Internet Safety Efforts


Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace is looking to boost its Internet safety efforts today, saying that it is backing a campaign by nonprofit Enough is Enough to help keep children online. MySpace said it is sponsoring a Jumbotron ad campaign in Times Square in New York City, as well as a related DVD teaching series, workbook, and web site, to help educate kids on the dangers of the Internet.