Editor’s Pick One thing Myspace doesn’t have that it really, really should? A licensing deal to play music from a slew of major indie labels.
SGN continues to grow in the social space while giants like Zynga close offices. What’s its secret?
Myspace is unveiling its latest version today with some new features and an iOS app designed to pull in users despite the multitude of other music-focused services already vying for their attention.
Shockingly, most people didn’t want a social network in their email inbox, so the experiment that consisted of Google taking your inbox and insta-poofing a social network into sudden awkward existence never had a prayer of upsetting Facebook, Twitter, or even MySpace.
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.
Facebook causes Americans more stress than any other social network. But it’s also the network with the most positive effect on our moods.
Don’t worry, just because you didn’t get to watch a VentureBeat reporter on a blind date, or hear our interview with a legendary game developer doesn’t mean you’re not cool. You just can’t sit at our table.
Editor’s Pick A week after launching its brand new, music-focused revamp, Myspace already has its first big problem: credibility.
Recently revamped social network Myspace is facing accusations that its using music from a handful of small independent labels without permission.
Formerly huge social network Myspace has opened up a completely revamped version of its site to the public today.
The things these aging apps will do to keep our interest… Here’s who went under the knife in 2012 — and whether it worked.
With outlandish lawsuits, a botched IPO, and a detailed social record of historic world events, 2012 will be remembered as a year of extreme highs and lows in social media. Here are the top 10 social stories that defined the year.
“Social” is the secret sauce behind the technology deals coming out today.
The once great all-purpose social network Myspace is apparently seeking to raise a $50 million round of funding that will be used to further revamp the site into a streaming music competitor on par with Spotify and Pandora.
Editor’s Pick This is no redesign. It’s a new product with a new purpose and a design meant to evoke emotion. And, if you have the patience to get used to a whole new experience, it’s addictive.
Editor’s Pick MySpace might be a joke to many. But it is no laughing matter for Tim and Chris Vanderhook, brothers not grim about the social network’s chances at a full-fledged comeback.
MySpace might not be cool anymore, but the site’s upcoming redesign — as shown in a new video — looks absolutely stunning.
ComScore released its July 2012 Top 50 web properties in the U.S. report yesterday, and it has a few surprises.
Remember when Facebook only showed three ads on each page? And when the company moved to four in 2010? More recently, the company has been at six, and I’m currently seeing seven, but Facebook is now testing up to 10 ads per page … and I’m thinking of some ancient history.
Online game company RocketFrog wants to revitalize virtual gambling by offering real-world prizes to players.
It’s alive! MySpace, once the king of the social networking space, has been bleeding users for years. Now it’s set to report a million new users have signed up since December, says the New York Times. (Maybe new investor Justin Timberlake’s experience acting in the “The Social Network” is rubbing off on Myspace.)
Editor's Pick No one knows how hard the mighty can fall quite like Mike Jones. Jones was MySpace’s most recent CEO; his job was to assess a faltering social app and see if it was saveable.
Fashion-focused media company StyleCaster has raised $1 million in a new bridge round from investors including Zynga chief mobile officer David Ko and Zynga board member and former MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta. The move will help the startup make further inroads with Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley.
Gogobot has raised an $15 million second round of funding for its social travel search site.
Former MySpace chief executive Mike Jones announced a new incubator he calls Science today, which he describes as a technology studio for startups looking to grow in Los Angeles. But is Jones giving past MySpace executives a first pass at the money?
Social network Myspace clarified its future strategy of focusing on music at an advertising event Monday.
Specific Media, the new owner of social networking site Myspace has shifted gears regarding an announcement of the site’s future.
The once popular social network Myspace has scraped plans for its summer press event to show off the revamped music-focused version of the site.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories published by VentureBeat in the last seven days:
Myspace’s new owner, Specific Media, said Wednesday that Emmy- and Grammy-Award winning artist Justin Timberlake will take an undisclosed stake in the newly acquired company.
Myspace’s parent company News Corp. has sold the social networking site for $35 million to Specific Media, reports All Things Digital.
Myspace’s parent company News Corp. is in the final stages of selling the under-performing social network for $20 – $30 million, reports All Things Digital.
The once great social networking site Myspace is expected to make big cuts to its employee ranks Wednesday, reports Gawker.
MindJolt, a social game company headed by MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has launched its first its first social gaming project built by a company it acquired in April.