Five months after launching the new Myspace to the public, Justin Timberlake and friends are making their social service for creatives, artists, and their fans available on the iPhone, perhaps where it was meant to be all along.
In 2011, Specific Media co-founders Chris and Tim Vanderhook and their music-mogul pal Justin Timberlake acquired what was left of the forgotten social network for $35 million. Since then, a Los Angeles team has set about rebuilding Myspace into a destination people actually want to visit -- not for traditional social networking per se, but for streaming music and connecting to everything … Read more
The new Myspace has had a tough first year and is again looking for funding.
According to Business Insider, a little more than year after Interactive Media Holdings -- which is mostly owned by the Vanderhook family -- took control of Myspace, the company has lost more than $40 million on $14 million in revenue this year.
Myspace expects to lose another $25 million in funding next year, according to the documents. Meanwhile, the company is out looking to raise $50 million in investment, says Business Insider.
Too much shouldn't be made about the losses, as the new Myspace … Read more
You have to hand it to Myspace: every time you think it's Dead and Gone, it comes back with a new engine and a new coat of a paint.
After months of work and a change of owners headlined by Justin Timberlake, the beaten and battered social network is ready to spread its wings and show itself off to the world.
The result? An absolutely gorgeous website that tries to solve problems that Pandora, Spotify, and Vevo have already conquered.
I decided to crash Myspace's press event on Thursday (sorry Ketchum PR, I was in the area!). Luckily, … Read more
When the revamped Myspace launches over the coming months, new users of the once-high-flying social network will be kept separate from veteran users of "classic Myspace."
That was the word from CEO Tim Vanderhook during an interview published today on ABCnews.com about plans for what is being called "new Myspace."
"There will be a separate section for our consumer base using the classic Myspace," Vanderhook told ABC. "We are going to leave it up for quite awhile. We will make a decision at a later date if we will ever take down … Read more
Myspace and the Federal Trade Commission have reached a settlement over charges that the social network let advertisers access user information without first asking for permission.
As part of the settlement, Myspace will implement a new privacy program that requires "independent privacy assessments" and runs for the next 20 years.
On today's show, we talk to the guys from Chaotic Moon Studios, the ones building Kinect-controlled skateboards and shopping carts and more. They're moving into mind-controlled devices. No, really. Also, the problem with Google's new privacy policies: Web search! The iPad 3 rumor roundup, how to make the most of Google+, and Windows 8 vs. OS X Mountain Lion.
Are things looking up for MySpace? First Justin Timberlake invests, and then it announces a MySpace TV partnership with Panasonic. Now it's claiming 1 million new users in the last 30 days, which adds up to 40,000 new sign-ups daily.
The former social network giant come music streaming site announced yesterday that because of the launch of the MySpace Music Player, people are signing up at break-neck speed.
"The numbers tell an amazing story of strong momentum and dramatic change for MySpace," MySpace CEO Tim Vanderhook said in a statement, "and the 1 million-plus new … Read more
And they said the laptop was dead.
This week, Apple refreshed its MacBook Air line, and in the process killed off its low-end MacBook (the white, plastic one). It's making the cake-slicer form-factor Air its new low-end portable computing product. What does this mean for computing overall? Where does the Chromebook fit in? Can Microsoft ever make a sexy laptop again, and will Intel's Ultrabook direction help?
Some of our discussion points… Read more