MySpace archive

  • Redesigned MySpace for iOS adds animated GIFs, social radio and more
    Apps

    Redesigned MySpace for iOS adds animated GIFs, social radio and more

    By 12 June 2013

    Remember MySpace? Well, the social network is still kicking and has recently pushed an update to its iOS app that includes a bevy of enticing features such as social radio and animated GIFs.  The website still struggles to reinvent itself and take...

  • MySpace relaunches with free Justin Timberlake single for everyone
    Online

    MySpace relaunches with free Justin Timberlake single for everyone

    By 15 January 2013

    The new, redesigned MySpace is now open to everyone after months of beta testing, and as a reward to those who come back or join for the first time, the social discovery network is offering a track from Justin Timberlake's forthcoming album to listen...

  • MySpace: The comeback starts here with Justin Timberlake and a redesign (video)
    Online

    MySpace: The comeback starts here with Justin Timberlake and a redesign (video)

    By 25 September 2012

    Remember when MySpace was the go-to social networking site? Now we bet you can’t even remember your password for it. Well that could change if a Justin Timberlake and friends planned redesign catches the hearts and imagination of both new and former...

  • 9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012
    Gaming

    9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

    By 4 January 2012

    We love our gadgets, we all do, but as the competition continues to get tougher and tougher, companies have to make better and better gadgets to stay not just relevant, but in business. Here are nine companies that are going to find 2012 tough. Some will...

  • Justin Timberlake gets into character to invest in MySpace
    Online

    Justin Timberlake gets into character to invest in MySpace

    By 30 June 2011

    In David Fincher's The Social Network Justin Timberlake plays internet entrepreneur Sean Parker who was involved in the creation and early success of Facebook. In real life Justin Timberlake plays an internet entrepreneur (also called Justin Timberlake)...

  • Facebook accepts MySpace friend request
    Online

    Facebook accepts MySpace friend request

    By 19 November 2010

    Industry experts predicted that some sort of collaboration was on the cards, and now it's been confirmed - MySpace has taken Facebook on board in a bid to boost its dwindling reputation. The once undisputed heavyweight champion of the social networking...

  • MySpace to friend Facebook
    Online

    MySpace to friend Facebook

    By 17 November 2010

    That $580 million that Rupert Murdoch spent seems a very expensive punt on the social networking game now doesn't it? However MySpace, once the undisputed king of the online-friend world, no longer sees itself as a social network, with the platform publicly...

  • Facebook the Movie trailer debuts on MySpace
    Online

    Facebook the Movie trailer debuts on MySpace

    By 16 September 2010

    Irony is sweet. Unless it's part of the Alanis Morissette song Ironic, which doesn't feature a single example of irony in its lyrics. Which is, in itself, ironic. Aaaargh... Sony Pictures, though, is treading a fine line along the irony tightrope by premiering...

  • Disney targets social gamers with acquisition of Playdom
    Gaming

    Disney targets social gamers with acquisition of Playdom

    By 28 July 2010

    Walt Disney (the company, not the man obviously) has completed its buyout of social gaming publisher Playdom, in a move that signals the company's focus on the social gaming market. Disney has paid just over £490 million for the gaming brand, with another...

  • HTC Legend's missing apps bug fixed
    Phones

    HTC Legend's missing apps bug fixed

    By 22 April 2010

    HTC Legend owners in Europe have been missing a few applications since the handset was launched - Twidroid, Layar, MySpace Mobile, Barcode Scanner, Google Goggles, FXCamera and a handful more. What common factor can you see shared between all those apps?...

  • Bebo not the only social network site in trouble
    Online

    Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

    By 13 April 2010

    Hitwise has published a ream of statistics on UK internet usage, and it's grim reading for Bebo and MySpace, but good news for Club Penguin and Facebook. Both MySpace and Bebo have slipped considerably in terms of traffic from a peak in mid 2007 of around...

  • Average social gamer is 43-year-old woman
    Gaming

    Average social gamer is 43-year-old woman

    By 17 February 2010

    PopCap, maker of such games as the popular Bejeweled, has revealed a profile of the average social gamer from a recent survey carried out in the UK and the US. The "social gamers" survey covered consumers who play games on social networking platforms...

  • MySpace search now live on Google
    Online

    MySpace search now live on Google

    By 17 February 2010

    MySpace real-time search is now live on Google with the site stating in a blog post that it "couldn't be more excited to be the first social networking platform to light up real-time integration with Google". "When you search for anything on Google, as...

  • Facebook squeezes out Web 2.0 Suicide Machine
    Online

    Facebook squeezes out Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

    By 5 January 2010

    Having just hit the 350 million user mark, you might think that Facebook isn't too bothered about people quitting their network, but it seems that every ID counts as news hits of Zuckerberg Inc. putting the stops on the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine that we...

  • Web 2.0 Suicide Machine launches
    Online

    Web 2.0 Suicide Machine launches

    By 18 December 2009

    A website has launched which lets you "reclaim your life" by deleting your MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn profile. Best of all, it rips the accounts apart bit-by-bit and you get to watch it. All you have to do is put in your login details and password,...

  • MySpace Music comes to UK
    Online

    MySpace Music comes to UK

    By 3 December 2009

    MySpace has announced that its MySpace Music streaming service, available for more than a year in the States, has been rolled out in the UK following launches in Australia and New Zealand. The service, which features a "personal music management toolset",...

  • iTunes still most popular music service by far
    Online

    iTunes still most popular music service by far

    By 16 November 2009

    A survey of 2000 internet users in the UK from GfK NOP has found that iTunes still remains by far the most popular music service, but that new entrant Spotify is shooting rapidly up the charts, despite having only just celebrated its 1st birthday. The...

  • Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?
    Online

    Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?

    By 29 October 2009

    Not content with crashing down hard on the satnav industry yesterday, today Google put the willies up the music industry too with the launch of a Google music search feature. Just before you go diving off to try it, it's only available in the US at the...

  • Google adds music search; foretells the death of another industry
    Online

    Google adds music search; foretells the death of another industry

    By 29 October 2009

    Google has added music search to its growing search offering as it attempts to help people find what they are looking for quicker. "Every day we get millions of search queries about music. You want to know more about your favorite artists, find that new...

  • MySpace hits next phase of music offering
    Online

    MySpace hits next phase of music offering

    By 22 October 2009

    MySpace has announced what it says is "the next phase" of its music offering with a wave of new products and tools now available to artists and fans. As well as allowing users to buy music on iTunes in addition to Amazon MP3, the global rollout of a new...

  • MySpace announces Twitter syncing
    Online

    MySpace announces Twitter syncing

    By 22 September 2009

    Rather than fight 'em, MySpace is joining 'em with the news that the social networking service now syncs with Twitter. The global beta roll-out of a new functionality on MySpace that lets users sync their MySpace status updates with their Twitter feed...

  • MySpace confirms iLike acquisition
    Online

    MySpace confirms iLike acquisition

    By 20 August 2009

    MySpace has confirmed rumours that it's acquiring social music discovery service iLike. No financial terms have been revealed, but figures like $20 million are being thrown around. "The iLike acquisition advances our relentless pursuit of innovation and...

  • What's the outcome of a newspaper paywall? Ask ITV
    Online

    What's the outcome of a newspaper paywall? Ask ITV

    By 6 August 2009

    Want to know what happens to a site that puts up a paywall in an attempt to gain extra revenue? Ask ITV. ITV has finally off-loaded struggling website Friends Reunited for a rather low £25m and in the process losing £150m. Travel back 5 years and Friends...

  • US Army looks to ban Twitter, Facebook and MySpace
    Online

    US Army looks to ban Twitter, Facebook and MySpace

    By 4 August 2009

    The US military is considering banning social networking sites in an attempt to bring soldiers in line with Army rules. According to reports online, "Officials said they needed to craft rules that would allow the military to take advantage of the speedy...

  • Archbishop warns of Facebook suicides
    Online

    Archbishop warns of Facebook suicides

    By 3 August 2009

    The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, has warned against children using social networking sites because he says they make teenagers view friendship as a "commodity". He said that the Internet and mobile phones...