“Look out Facebook!” the News Corp CEO wrote today in a tweet. “Hours spent participating per member dropping seriously. First really bad sign as seen by crappy MySpace years ago.” Easy to see why he’s still smarting over the “crappy” asset that he bought in 2005 for $508M and sold two years ago for $35M. Show More Summary
Gravity sponsored our PandoMonthly with Chris Dixon last night, and it was appropriate timing for them. This month we’re focused on two trends that are central to the company’s very existence: Software remaking surprising corners of the business world and LA’s potential to build real tech companies. Gravity is trying to save the world of content by creating software...
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Facebook's initial public offering, a milestone that often prompts reflection and introspection.
Look out Facebook! Hours spent participating per member dropping seriously. First really bad sign as seen by crappy MySpace years ago. – Rupert Murdoch, still steamed about that whole MySpace thing, tweets a warning to Facebook
Rupert Murdoch says Facebook's usage metrics are starting to make Facebook look like "crappy MySpace." Murdoch would know. His News Corp bought MySpace for ~$580 million in 2005, and then – after a few nice years – watched it dwindle to almost nothing. Show More Summary
As it turns out, social media and search go hand-in-hand. From Facebook and Twitter, to Pinterest and MySpace (yes, it still exists), social media users are often on the search for… something. For marketers, understanding the searches that lead to improved engagement is critical. To that end, Azntaiji Multimedia and SocialRadius have produced a new [...]
Facebook's coming video ads will be disruptive, interrupt people, and run the risk of Facebook becoming the very social network it supplanted, according to at least one online advertising executive.
ASMALLWORLD launched its invite-only social network for the rich and famous in 2004. Today it's becoming even more exclusive and pivoting away from its advertising model, as its relaunching as a subscription travel club where the elite meet to enjoy perks around the world. Show More Summary
Links that got us thinking on Wednesday, May 8: The brand-new Myspace is looking for corporate partnerships.To get a media job, try the comments section.How the Internet of things will change everything.If practice makes perfect, why don't companies practice more?You can't do it all. Show More Summary
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The biggest sector in New York tech remains ad tech. One of the biggest names in New York ad tech is Michael Barrett. He made his name running ad sales at MySpace (back when that was still a big deal). Then he sold a company, Admeld, to Google for bank. Show More Summary
We all know that we won’t be using Facebook forever (look at Friendster and MySpace). For those of you that want to save your Facebook page for posterity, there are a number of companies that will let you create print books out of your Facebook pages. Show More Summary
Monica Herrera is leaving Rolling Stone to serve as managing editor of Myspace’s relaunch. Herrera has been with the magazine since 2011, serving as a senior editor. Prior to her time at Rolling Stone, Herrera served as online news editor for Billboard, from 2009 to 2011. Herrera’s last day at Rolling Stone is tomorrow. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
As MySpace, Kozmo, and the Chicago Tribune all learned to their chagrin, being first isn’t always best—but someone’s gotta do it. This week, at one of the most comprehensive typography exhibitions ever staged, we got to see some of the early technologies that predated digital type. Read more...
The cool thing about being Justin Timberlake is that you’re very successful and good-looking and incredibly rich and also you’re pretty good at golf and you invented MySpace or whatever. The other cool thing about being Justin Timberlake is that even when you spend all summer on a huge co-headlining tour with Jay-Z, you can still go on your own big solo... More »
Eduard Kovynev MySpace Duluth, Georgia (The Weekly Vice) - Georgia residents Eduard A. Kovynev, 27, and Eduard P. Kovynev, 26, were jailed Sunday after they allegedly crashed through a ceiling at a local movie theater while attempting...Show More Summary
What do Apple, AT&T, Myspace, Verizon and Yahoo! have in common? Little regard for protecting their customers from governmental abuse of power.
"Advertising started to get more and more social and I have always been fascinated with behavioural science and communities, so I was pretty much obsessed with social when I first discovered MySpace and started blogging," says Jeremy Waite on how he began his social media career.
Twitter and Internet service provider Sonic.net scored a perfect six in the third annual Electronic Frontier Foundation “ Who Has Your Back? ” report. However, Verizon and MySpace scored a zero out of a possible six stars in a test of...Show More Summary