Feeds

MySpace in talks to become Facebook friend

Or more a minor acquaintance

Security for virtualized datacentres

Facebook is in talks with MySpace to assimilate some of its content, in what would mark a formal admission of defeat for the Murdoch-owned site.

The proposed deal, mostly significant as an acknowledgement of Facebook's seniority, would see MySpace effectively supply videos and music and allow users to log in via the Facebook Connect API.

Facebook's operations chief Sheryl Sandberg's statement on the talks demonstrated how far MySpace has fallen from competing for the top social networking spot to acting as a third party media host.

"We would like to have their content, as we already do with many other sites, shared across our network because it is good for our users," she told The Telegraph.

Facebook has about three times MySpace's user base following aggressive international expansion. It now frequently claims it is "cash flow positive", which is not a defined accounting term and as such doesn't really mean anything at all.

MySpace is meanwhile trying to reposition itself as a video and music-focused site. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS
Beancounter reckons dabs-scanning tech is the next big moneypit
Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook
Office Graph, social features for Office 365 going public
Alibaba swings a large one with STONKING IPO legal bills
Chinese e-commerce beast searches for $21bn from investors
EMC has nothing to say on VMware sale plan
Rumour and counter-rumour swirl around Wall Street
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.