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Myspace China Makes Staff Cuts, CEO Leaves

MySpace appears to be preparing for an exit from China after its CEO left and the company cut about 30 employees from its China staff. From PC World: An employee at Myspace China reported the staff cuts when asked on Monday. He...

MySpace China Says Its Chief Will Resign

The International Herald Tribune reports on MySpace’s latest setback in China: The chief executive of MySpace China, the social networking site, has resigned slightly more than a year after bringing the site to China. A...

Murdoch Extends His Net to China – David Smith

From The Observer: MySpace, the world’s most popular online social network, has launched a version of its website in China, despite fears among human rights campaigners that users will be censored or spied on by the totalitarian Communist state. Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns MySpace, said last year that the company […]

New MySpace China Tells Users to Spy on Each Other – Texyt.com

From a Texyt Blog article: “MySpace, which already has more than 100 million users worldwide, is backed by News Corporation, one of the world’s largest media groups. The company formally announced MySpace China yesterday, and the site went live shortly after midnight in China, with a layout which mimics that of its main global site […]

Google And MySpace Expanding In China – SF Chronicle

“Companies seek to tap booming market, play catch-up with established local sites,” reported by San Francisco Chronicle today: Google and MySpace are increasing their efforts to establish themselves in China, the second-largest Internet market behind the United States. ……Both moves underscore the continued push by U.S. Internet companies to tap into China’s booming Internet market. […]

News Corp. reaches deal to bring MySpace to China – David Barboza

Rupert Murdoch has at long last found a way back into the China market, with MySpace: Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has signed a deal to bring its popular online social networking site, MySpace.com, to China. News Corp. and two venture capital firms agreed earlier this month to hire a former Microsoft executive to license the […]

In China, MySpace May Need to Be “OurSpace” – WSJ

MySpace’s entry in China may need to adapt to local online culture as well as heeding orders from authorities. OurSpace, or NobodysSpace? From the Wall Street Journal: As News Corp.‘s social-networking Web site MySpace tries to steer its way into China’s Internet market, it may find that it has to let someone else do the […]

MySpace set to launch in China – Mark Sweney

From the Guardian, progress in Murdoch’s efforts to enter the China market with MySpace: News Corporation is applying to the Chinese authorities for an internet-services licence and expects to set up the joint venture in Beijing, according to a report on Reuters. The IDG-Accel China Growth Fund, managed by venture firm International Data Group Technology […]

Murdoch’s wife gets MySpace role in China – Stephen Foley

The latest on Murdoch’s efforts to launch a Chinese version of MySpace, from the Independent: Rupert Murdoch, the septuagenarian media mogul, is planning to appoint his wife, Wendi Deng, to the board of MySpace China, the latest overseas offshoot of the social networking website he bought last year. The couple have been seeking local partners […]

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 […]

News Corp plans China MySpace – Aline van Duyn and Joshua Chaffin

From Financial Times: Rupert Murdoch said on Tuesday that his wife, Wendy Deng, was working with senior News Corp executives to help bring the company’s popular MySpace social networking site to China. “We have to make MySpace a very Chinese site,” Mr Murdoch said at a media conference organised by Goldman Sachs. “I have sent […]

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