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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 03:51 AM
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News Corp. Hoping To Sell MySpace for $100m
Source: Slate

MySpace may soon have a new owner.

News Corp.s auction of the once-mighty social networking site is coming to a close, with the media giant expected to receive a handful of bids by the end of the week that are in the neighborhood of $100 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

That price tag is either laughably high or embarrassingly low, depending on where youre sitting. It is less than a fifth of the $580 million that Rupert Murdoch paid for the site six years ago. But that was when MySpace was the new Friendster, back when such a comparison was a flattering one.

Since then the company has fallen on hard times by pretty much any Web metric one looks at. It has lost active users, traffic, and, consequently, ad revenue.


Read more: http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/04/27/myspace_aucti...



MySpace? What's that? :P
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DontTreadOnMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 04:27 AM
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1. Facebook?
silly humans...
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 04:39 AM
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2. I'd give him like $15 for it.
That would just be to say that I owned it for a few days and show people the bit of paper when I was out drinking. If they then told me they had a myspace account, I'd laugh at them. Then I'd try to trade ownership of myspace for a round of shots.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 05:12 AM
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3. wow. didn't know they owned that site. wondering who uses it now.
i probably still have a page over there that i never really used.
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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 05:58 AM
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4. Murdoch has the anti-Midas touch
Who wants anything to do with anything that Rupert Murdoch has anything to do with? Mr. unCool. Look how well the iPad in-crowd took to his fake-hip The Daily news blog. The only thing that will save MySpace is if Murdoch sells it and buys Facebook instead.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 06:34 AM
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5. Gotta pay Sienna Miller and 4000 other hacking victims.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 07:23 AM
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6. "It is less than a fifth of the $580 million that Rupert Murdoch paid..."
That IS good news.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 07:27 AM
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7. Screwpert's just gushing that red ink
And he's also losing tons of cash on his iPad magazine, The Daily!

Screwpert can go drown in his red ink!
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 07:33 AM
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8. It is just awful
I had an account for about 10 minutes and then I deleted it. I have a hard time feeling any sympathy for Murdoch although I do feel bad for Tom, who will probably lose his job. :)
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 08:31 AM
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9. good luck selling that loser acquisition
I hope people boycott MySpace

Murdoch is toxic. Corporate criminal.
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