News Corp. in Early Talks with Chinese Blogs-Sources – Reuters

Reuters reports on News Corp.’s latest ambition in China:

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which is looking for a local partner as it aims to launch its popular MySpace Internet social network in China, is in early talks with prominent local blog companies Bokee.com and BlogCN.com, industry sources said on Sunday.

On a visit to Beijing in September, Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng met with Bokee”one of China’s first and best-known blogging sites which commands 25 percent of the market”one source said.

MySpace co-founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe have also met Bokee and rival BlogCN several times, the sources said, though it remains unclear whether there will be a tie-up. [Full text]

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