CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2006 |
I've covered murders, grisly accidents, airplanes falling out of the sky and, occasionally, dirty politics. But in nearly two decades of journalism, nothing has made my insides churn like seeing what my 13-year-old daughter and her friends are up to on MySpace.com. Here's a bulletin I recently found posted to her site: "OMG! Add this hott guy! He will whore the first 20 people added to his friends list.... Add him! You can do it in his van!"
November 2, 2007 |
Internet search company Google Inc. is joining forces with MySpace to make it easier to create programs for the biggest social networking site, a move that draws sharp battle lines with their respective rivals, Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. Stealing some thunder from fast-growing Facebook, Google and MySpace said Thursday that software developers could now use a common technology standard Google had created to build features for MySpace users.
June 17, 2008 |
MySpace can collect $6 million from a notorious Internet marketer accused by the popular online hangout of spamming its users. An arbitrator has ruled that Scott Richter and his Web marketing company, Media Breakaway of Westminster, Colo., must pay MySpace $4.8 million in damages and $1.2 million in attorney's fees for barraging MySpace members with unsolicited advertisements. Media Breakaway and its employees were also banned from the site. MySpace, a unit of News Corp.
February 21, 2008 |
MySpace, the top social networking site owned by News Corp., is in talks to create an online music joint venture with the four biggest record companies, sources familiar with the discussion said Wednesday. The talks are part of Rupert Murdoch's plans to distinguish MySpace, a haven for new music fans, from fast-moving rival Facebook as the premier destination for digital media. Plans for the service, tentatively named MySpace Music, are still in the discussion phase.
January 15, 2008 |
MySpace says it can't guarantee that the people who sign up for its social networking site aren't underage or sex offenders. But it averted a potential legal battle Monday by agreeing to keep trying. A group of 49 state attorneys general probing safety issues at MySpace and other online social networks signed a deal with the Beverly Hills-based unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
August 30, 2007 |
MySpace, News Corp.'s social-networking website, plans to produce more than 30 concerts across the U.S. to promote artists who became popular online. The MySpace Music Tour, starting in October in Seattle, will feature acts such as Hellogoodbye, a pop group, and Say Anything, an alternative-rock band, MySpace said. The concerts may add another source of revenue to MySpace, which New York-based News Corp. is using to sell online advertisements aimed at young consumers.