Myspace hitting on hard times?

Posted: 24/06/07

An image of Myspace hitting on hard times?

News this week that News Corp is looking to exhange ownership of MySpace for a 25% stake in Yahoo! leads me to believe that they know their onto a loser. MySpace requires massive levels of investment, and a complete overhaul of the API if it's going to compete with the front-end clout of Facebook.

News that Yahoo! was in talks with News Corp sent their shares down by 11%, so clearly the market knows what any such merger would mean to short/medium-term profits!

Murdoch mulls MySpace, Yahoo share swap

Keywords for this post: myspace, yahoo, news corp, facebook