Netmix scoured the social web for stories on the new MySpace. Can the site make a comeback or is it simply impossible to compete with Facebook, Spotify, Rdio, MOG and other entrenched players in the digital music space? We’re collected Tweets, video news stories and articles from the social web.
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CNET Update – Myspace gets a new face
The New Myspace: An Introduction
Google and Facebook will be adding music to their offerings through agreements with iLike.com, Lala.com and Imeem.com. According to a NY Times blog post, next Wednesday, Google will announce a new feature of its popular search engine that will return with search results music files hosted by a iLike and Lala. If a user types in a search for Tiesto or Kaskade, the search results will provide links to pop-up music players and the user may stream the tracks directly from the search engine, without having to go to the site's themselves.
Wow! How MySpace grew to over 1,400 employees, no one knows? Maybe that's the worldwide number. Regardless, the company, which was acquired by News Corp a few years ago for what was then thought as a steak, is trying to streamline operations and get back to the "start-up" mentality that helped to fuel it's growth. This blogger highly doubts putting senior executives from companies like AOL and Viacom in charge of anything at MySpace resembles anything close to stealth mode.
Twitter, Jaiku and Pownce; which one is right for DJs.
As social networks go, MySpace and Facebook have been getting all the love lately. What many people (um, Americans with their heads in the sand) don't know is that many social networks are thriving. Some, well beyond our borders. San Francisco based Friendster.com was one of the first out of the gate. Then MySpace came to the party, quickly building a 100+ Million user base on the backs of artists and record labels. Many Internet analysts considered Friendster dead in the water. But, as the company's cited 53 Million registered user base shows, there's gold in those hills. No, not the hills you or I might trudge over in the good'ol U.S. of A. I'm talking about the hills of Asia, where Friendster is the #1 social networking destination. Let's not forget the rest of the world, where it makes the Top Ten and is widely considered to be the overall #3 or #4 online community (depending on who's counting). Bebo.com is #1 in the U.K. Can you guess where they are? San Francisco, of course!