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MySpace for sale, News Corp has given up

According to COO Chase Carey, "The new MySpace has been very well received by the market and we have some very encouraging metrics. But the plan to allow MySpace to reach it's full potential may be best achieved under a new owner." That statement pretty much makes it official: the guy with the awesome mustache is looking for someone to buy MySpace. The news comes as MySpace continues to...

Facebook does a Mashup with MySpace, syncs 'likes' across services

Facebook and MySpace held a joint event today to announce MySpace's new Mashup with Facebook feature, which can sync all of your Facebook "likes" to MySpace in one click. MySpace will be getting Facebook like buttons, rolling out across the service starting today. Interests on MySpace will also be linked to relevant interests on Facebook, and MySpace will use your Facebook data to recommend...

Gravity attempts to be the Pandora of the Web

Gravity, a new company set up by three former MySpace executives, has just had its public launch at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The company's rather ambitious goal is to become the "Pandora of the Web," able to bring you the content it thinks you might be interested in based on your interests. To gauge what you might like to view, Gravity proposes to use your public social network...

Myspace rolls out latest redesign, with cleaner look and more sharing options

Myspace is taking one more shot at revamping its image, introducing yet another new design. We reported that the social networking site got a new look for its profile pages back in July, but now the entire site is getting a makeover. Even the logo is new: the word "My" followed by a big blank underline. The new logo has gotten a cold reception thus far, being compared by some to the time Prince...

AOL Lifestream continues to evolve with release of Google Chrome Extension

Full disclosure: AOL is indeed our benevolent overlord. However, Download Squad bloggers are under no obligation to speak kindly of their products or applications. AOL Lifestream is an excellent app -- and it's certainly a far cry from the clunky, over-designed browser and dial-up software you used to see given away on floppy disks. Ahh, the good old days -- which are gone, and really...

MySpace cleans up profile layouts (also, MySpace still exists)

If you're not in a band, you probably haven't been to MySpace in a while. You know, MySpace? The social network without a major motion picture about it? Anyway, the MySpace profile pages that used to be laughably hideous have been dramatically cleaned up, with a pleasant new black and white theme that puts the eyesore pink backgrounds and flashing GIFs of the old MySpace right out of our minds....

Facebook gives your info to advertisers, gets caught in the act, promises to stop

If you thought people were overreacting to the privacy issues with Facebook, think again. No less an outfit than The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook, MySpace, and others were caught releasing user data to advertisers. Facebook was giving away enough info that advertisers could identify your individual account and see which ads you'd clicked on. The companies receiving this data...

Google buys LabPixies, gains analytics from millions of web gadgets

The Googlemonster never stops looking for new companies to devour...This morning's feast was LabPixies, who develop addictive casual games for iPhone and Android as well as web gadgets for sites like Facebook, iGoogle, Orkut, MySpace, and Hi5. What would the big G possibly want with a company like that? Analytics seem like a safe bet. Google makes its cash from advertising -- and it needs all...

Outlook Social Connector now supports MySpace; Facebook soon!

The Outlook Social Connector first debuted back in November 2009, and at that time, only LinkedIn was supported. Today, the MySpace plug-in has been made available, and now you can see your friends' easily-excited, angst-ridden emo updates in Outlook! If you're running Outlook 2010 Beta (which is very, very nice, incidentally), you'll need to update your Outlook Social Connector (OSC) first....

DLS Answers: Sobees is a gorgeous desktop Facebook client

So I asked, and boy, did you guys answer! I got some very interesting and useful replies in my quest for a minimalistic desktop Facebook client. I still have to follow up on a couple of your suggestions (FBCmd looks really interesting, and I'll write up a separate post about it), but commenter Shawn pointed me towards Sobees Lite, and I was very impressed. Once upon a time, Sobees made...

Bandcamp lets musicians be heard

Promoting your music online is not an easy task; MySpace is notoriously crappy, and that means there's room for other options. One of these other options is Bandcamp. Gratuitous American Pie cracks aside, the service seems pretty solid. It has a nice minimalistic feel to it, while leaving enough space for a band to brand itself. It's a bit less artsy than Muxtape, but that's not necessarily...

MySpace replaces embedded imeem playlists with ringtone ads

To say that the imeem purchase by MySpace has been messy would be a bit of a gross understatement. Its primary purpose -- creating playlists -- was broken by its transition to MySpace's ownership and website. Right now imeem users are basically and functionally screwed: imeem currently does... well, nothing. Well, until today that is: now imeem playlists display ringtone ads. You could almost...

MySpace takes over iMeem, migrates accounts to MySpace Music

MySpace might not be able to compete with Facebook as a social network, but it's still extremely active on the music side of things. In fact, MySpace just acquired music service iMeem, and has started absorbing its 16 million users into MySpace Music. It turns out that iMeem was in dire financial straits and would have had to stop providing full-length songs soon because the money to pay music...

With Yahoo and MySpace rolling over, Facebook wins the social network war

First up, Yahoo rescinds almost its entire social network presence in favor of Facebook Connect. And now, the rumors that MySpace would drop their social focus and aim towards a network based on content and entertainment seem to be playing out: MySpace is linking up with Facebook Connect. There's a lot of juicy info to be had over on the Inside Facebook article, but it seems like MySpace and...

They're cracking down on MySpace and Facebook predators, watch out!

Over 3,500 convicted New York sex offenders have been kicked off social networks this week. It is the first time that the new 'e-STOP' (Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators) act of 2008 has actually been used, and we can only assume that more sex pests will be rounded up and shuffled off and away from the poor, innocent, defenseless Cyberspace kiddies in due course. Under the new...