Feeds

MySpace hides in bathroom ahead of make-over

News Corp still poking around for revs

SANS - Survey on application security programs

MySpace will be given a Facebooklift next week – a move seen by many as News Corps’ latest attempt to force the social networking website to earn its keep.

Tons of changes will be made to the site in the coming months in what Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has described as the largest scale re-launch of a website of its size.

It said next Wednesday (18 June) is the big day when saddos users will be greeted with a new homepage, profile editing, navigation, search and MySpace TV player facilities to fiddle with.

"This is more than a facelift; we're changing the way people interact with the site and with brands," said the company.

News Corp, which bought MySpace for $580m in 2005, said it hoped the revamp will help it attract a wider demographic because it no longer wants to be saddled with the Web 2.0-shattering perception that the site is only for teens and young adults.

It added that it has inked a deal with a major advertiser to take over the US MySpace homepage on the first day of the relaunch.

Last month News Corp admitted that MySpace had missed its financial targets. The site will fall short of its annual revenue target of $1bn by 10 per cent, while third quarter revs dropped to $210m from $233m in the preceding three months.

Meanwhile, MySpace’s rival Facebook is also undergoing a redesign. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.