From Rupert Murdoch teaming up with Mircosoft, to celeberating TweetsGiving this is what happened this week in the world of social media and on the world wide web. (more…)
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It was just two weeks ago when News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch said to Sky News Australia that he wanted to take News Corp websites off of Google. This week, Microsoft has teamed up with News Corp to remove the sites from Google. And at the same time, Murdoch paid Microsoft to include their results on their search engine, Bing. (more…)
From Facebook groups being invaded, to Rupert Mudoch taking his New Corps Sites off Google, this is what happened this week in the World of Social Media & on the World Wide Web. (more…)
Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp, made news Monday in an interview with Sky News Austr Words To Send An Ex To Get Back Together alia, when he said he plans to make News Corp sites disappear from Google searches.
News Corp owns more than 100 media assets around the world including Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and MySpace.com. Murdoch has suggested in interviews all year that he wanted to take all of his sites off search engines. From there, users would have to pay to view content on each site. (more…)
It’s not exactly news that MySpace is losing users, but a serious drop-off in visitors could put the company in jeopardy of losing nearly $100 million. News Corp., owners of MySpace, made a $900 million deal back in 2006 with Google, to let the world most’s popular search engine be the exclusive search advertiser on MySpace, which at the time was the most used social networking site. The site is coming dangerously close to maintaining the minimum traffic level, which could break the deal with Google, and leave MySpace without the $100 million.
According to Alexa.com, in the past 3 months MySpace’s page-views have dropped 22.75%. The site is losing its high ranking. While last week the site was the 11th most visited site on the web, however has since dropped to number 12. At this time last year, MySpace was the 6th most viewed site on the web, but the site has been progressively making its way farther and farther from the top ranks.
“We’re still losing traffic,” said Chase Carey, chief operating officer of News Corp. He added, “We’re not trying to beat Facebook. We’re not trying to beat Twitter.”
MySpace has been making some big news lately, as they are in talks about teaming up with Facebook in order to share video and music content, which would hope to drive users back to the site. MySpace is also in talks with MSN about sharing entertainment content. No deals of any kind have been made and it is still not to late yet for MySpace to earn the $100 million, but they will need to do something drastic, fast, to get their hands on the money.