News Corp buys MySpace

Filed as General on July 18, 2005 10:53 pm

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Intermix Media, the owner of social networking site and blog host MySpace, has been acquired by News Corp for $580 million USD.

The deal delivers some 30 websites to the News Corporation empire and is said to deliver a doubling of News Corps web traffic figures.

Although primarily a social networking site, the purchase is being reported by none other that the Murdoch empires first newspaper, the Adealide Advertiser, as a News Corp play into blogs with the headline of “News expands into blogs“. The question arises, if News Corp are reporting MySpace as a blog play, is this part of the wider strategy to get in on blogging in a bigger way, perhaps with the assistance the millions of MySpace users the company will now have access to?

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  1. By Albany Lawyer Warren Redlich posted on August 28, 2005 at 12:12 pm
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    I just started using MySpace, and I’m half wondering if Rupert will make it better or screw it up royally.

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