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MySpace

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A social networking web site based in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

MySpace home.

Myspace

A social networking site that focuses on music, movies, celebrities and games. It enables members to create a blog, share music, videos and photos and communicate via instant messaging and email.

MySpace Was the Facebook of the Past
Founded in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, it very quickly became the major social networking site on the Web. In 2005, it was acquired by News Corporation for more than a half billion dollars. Although it was the most visited site on the Web in 2006, within a couple years, MySpace was overtaken by Facebook and continued to decline. By mid-2011, the site had lost about 80% of its unique visitors, and the organization was sold to Specific Media for a fraction of the price paid by News Corp.

A New Focus on Music
Specific Media acquired the site in order to target it for music and entertainment. With the capital "S" dropped in its name (MySpace to Myspace), it is a venue that encourages musicians to upload their music and communicate with fans. The forums were dropped, but the sharing aspects were continued. See social networking site.
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This week, MySpace will be launching an updated version of the MySpace Mobile Website (m.
0 subscribers can now click directly into the MySpace Mobile Web site from the Connect category on the Mobile Web 2.
0 subscribers can click directly into the MySpace Mobile website from the Connect category on the Mobile Web 2.
The new Myspace mobile website is accessible today on all iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm and select Nokia and BlackBerry devices and provides users with:
Users with enabled-phones will be able to click to access the MySpace Mobile site on their phones from the Sprint portal, without having to type in a URL address.
The companies said the agreement will allow Vodafone customers to access MySpace mobile, edit their MySpace profiles, post photos and blogs, send and receive MySpace messages and find and add friends, from their mobile phones.
LG to Preload the MySpace Mobile App on the Next-Generation of Windows Phones
In December, RipCode announced that it played a key role in MySpace's launch of its global mobile video initiative with MySpace Mobile, which relies on RipCode's on-demand video transcoding to let MySpace Mobile users view MySpace video content from many of the most popular video-enabled mobile devices.
Last month, RipCode and MySpace announced the launch of a global mobile video initiative with MySpace Mobile, which relies on RipCode's on-demand video transcoding to let MySpace Mobile users view MySpace video content from many of the most popular video-enabled mobile devices.
Free MySpace Mobile Application Now Available on Android Market
At Helio, Michael was a member of the Executive team, managed the $50M data P&L and facilitated the launch of new services including MySpace Mobile, YouTube Mobile, Video on Demand and Music on Demand.
During his keynote address today, Jim Balsille, co-CEO of Research in Motion unveiled a new relationship with MySpace to deliver an integrated MySpace Mobile Experience, customized for Blackberry users.