MySpace Marks 11 Countries For Expansion; Appoints New European Head

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So said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of MySpace, in this FT story. It is going to use UK as a beachhead for a push into Europe…Wolfe has earmarked 11 countries for its international expansion, among them France and Germany, and was looking at China and India over the longer term.
Also, David Fischer has been appointed as managing director for the UK and Europe. Fischer was founder and CEO of Xlantic Group, a music marketing company, and has worked at Pressplay and AOL Europe…he will be responsible for negotiating with TV and music content owners to develop local versions of MySpace, and the first foreign-language sites would be ready later this summer.
On mobile, Wolfe said that a European version will be launched “before the end of the year”…but “the United States is so far behind in mobile technology that it may be not as important as it is here [Europe] or in Asia”, he added. MySpace already has a deal with Helio in U.S.

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