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The CES Lowdown: 1-10-12

A look at what’s been going on at the giant electronics show that is CES

»  Panasonic flirts with irrelevance with MySpace TV par…

MocoSpace Eyes A MySpace Purchase

We now have a confirmed interested party in MySpace, which News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). publicly said was up for sale this week: Mobile social net…

MySpace Cuts 47 Percent Of Its Workforce

As has been rumored for weeks, MySpace (NSDQ: NWS) is cutting 500 employees, or nearly half of its workforce. The social networking, which m…

Myspace vs. Facebook — There Can Be Only One

MySpace today confirmed that it is shedding close to half of the company, or about 500 employees, including virtually the entire international operation, in a dramatic restructuring that is aimed at saving the ailing social network. But the reality is, Facebook has won.

Google And MySpace Extend Ad Deal

MySpace (NSDQ: NWS) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) are once again extending their search and advertising partnership, this time for several years o…

MySpace Launches New Mobile Website, App

News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) giveth, and News Corp. taketh away. On the same day that we learn about one division, Fox Mobile, downsizing staff, w…

MySpace ‘Mashup’ Integrates With Facebook

One more nail was driven into MySpace’s former identity as a social network with Thursday’s announcement of an integration that allows Faceb…

Why Gravity’s Interest Graph Effort is Un-Interesting

Gravity, a Los Angeles-based startup, says it’s developing an "interest graph" that will let it recommend content to users based on their preferences, but the initial offering from the company — a service called Twinterests, which pulls your interests from your Twitter feed — is unimpressive.

Myspace Cries Uncle, Hands Lunch Money to Facebook

Myspace took another step down the road to full integration with Facebook today, with the launch of what the site calls “Mashup with Facebook,” which allows users to import their profiles and favorites into Myspace and then customize their content based on that information.

Facebook E-Mail As Gmail Killer? Unlikely

It’s now apparently an open secret that Facebook will launch some sort of e-mail service at an event Monday. TechCrunch, which had reported…

How to Make Myspace Relevant (Again)

In the realm of might-have-beens, Myspace shows more promise than Friendster. But unlike some former web leaders, it’s still salvageable. Myspace shouldn’t try to challenge Facebook for social network leadership, but it can remain a valuable consumer media business, if not a technology driver. Here’s how.

MySpace Adds Social Video Player to User Activity Streams

MySpace is expanding availability of video by allowing users to embed a player in activity streams to instantly play video they’ve created or shared. The addition of the player comes as the social network seeks to increase social viewing and sharing of videos on the site.

The Slow Death of a Social Network

The recent exodus of executives and technical talent at MySpace has only bolstered my belief that the social networking site is nothing more than a carcass of its former self. In fact, it’s been rotting away for the past few years, as these charts illustrate.

The Usual Suspects Dominate Online, But There Are Surprises

Security services firm ZScaler is out with its “State of the Web” report for Q4 of last year, which presents views — many of them graphical — of the changing habits and patterns of web users. While some results are predictable, there are a few surprises.

MySpace UK Taking Ad Sales In-House

Is MySpace a strong enough brand in the UK to go it alone in ad sales? The News Corp.-owned social networking site will soon find out: it ha…

Twitter Overtakes MySpace in the UK

MySpace, meet the new new MySpace. It’s called Twitter. According to Hitwise, a web traffic intelligence company, Twitter has overtaken MySpace in…

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Will MySpace Kill MySpace Latino?

As MySpace struggles to regain ground it’s lost to Facebook and sort out its revenue woes, executive departures from MySpace Latino, a…

Returning MySpace To Relevance

Less than two weeks on the job, and MySpace’s new CEO Owen Van Natta is already getting plenty of suggestions for how to “fix” the social ne…

MySpace's Revenue Problems

A lot is said about Facebook, its lack of profits and the problems it faces as the advertising market declines. Things are…

MySpaceTV Gets a Tech Upgrade

As part of an overall makeover rolling out over the next week, MySpace has completely redesigned its video player. Long ago we’d…

By Open They Really Mean Closed

This is hilarious. Google ignores MySpace. Facebook blocks Google’s Friend Connect. Now that Google has launched Friend Connect, we’ve had a chance…

Prying Open the Social Graph

Last week, I pointed out that MySpace’s Data Availability efforts were welcome in that they expand the number of sites on which a user can use her MySpace data, but that MySpace still had a lock on the user data since it hosted and determined who could display that data by approving site partners. If MySpace’s efforts were three steps forward in opening up user profiles, then Google’s Friend Connect represents two steps back.

MySpace Keeps On Truckin’

If there was ever any doubt that competition is a good thing, witness the case of MySpace. The social networking site has…