Hillary Clinton: powerful, reliable, classic. These are the ideas that Ms. Clinton seems to want to convey about herself with her Facebook profile picture. In the black-and-white headshot, she’s looking off to her right, and all of her signature attributes are there: Big smile, pearl necklace, American flag pin. This picture presents the ur-Hillary. She Read More
Ah, now that Michael Wolff has released his new biography on Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, it was just about time for him to babble some highly quotable comment and drum up some press for it: like, say, "MySpace users are [expletive] cretins."
His friend, Jon Fine of BusinessWeek, took Read More
Do you remember your MySpace password? We don’t, but we’re going to start guessing. News Corp.’s MySpace Music page launched at midnight this morning. The new service is MySpace’s answer to iTunes: 120 million users will be able to create and share free playlists from the five-million-artist-strong digital catalog.
MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe Read More
Earlier, John Koblin cited some gems from Rupert Murdoch’s chat with Esquire, but here’s one that shines a little brighter for us new media watchers: When Mr. Murdoch got all swoony about his acquisition of MySpace, he also snuck in a little jab about Facebook, trying to put down the "what you’d call Read More
Today executives with News Corporation’s MySpace announced that they have formed a partnership with the Commission on Presidential Debates to create MyDebates.org—a site that will include a downloadable application capable, in part, of streaming the fall presidential and vice presidential debates live.
Yesterday, the commission announced the slate of moderators for the fall Read More
Social-networking behemoth MySpace has announced plans for an overhaul that will include improvements to its navigation, search, profile-editing and MySpaceTV functions, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The News Corp.-owned site will also re-launch its home page, a redesign aimed at accommodating what sales and marketing president Jeff Berman called “bigger and Read More
It seems like all the cool kids have been gravitating toward Facebook lately, but MySpace isn’t out of style just yet. Today, the News Corp.-owned social networking giant announced its partnership with three major music companies — Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group — in creating a new online music service, Read More
Herein: a partial guide to the 2008 presidential race’s new-media-old-media bedfellows.
(a) CNN and YouTube.
(b) ABC and Facebook.
(c) MTV and…MySpace!
To wit: tonight, MTV and MySpace are teaming up for "a dialogue with John McCain", in which viewers and browsers can rock the vote 2008-style by submitting questions to the septuagenerian Read More
So, just in time for Thanksgiving, which seems to attract movies about the kinds of New Yorkers who don’t gather ’round the table at Grandma’s for turkey and stuffing, comes the movie August Rush. Robin Williams and Keri Russell are there, and so is Jonathan Rhys Myers. And he sings.
Reuters sums up the Read More
Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5, the Academy Is …, Cartel, Coheed and Cambria, Colbie Caillat, Hot Hot Heat and the Decemberists will all be participating in MySpace’s Rock for Darfur concert on November 10, MTVNews.com reports. A total of 32 concerts will take place on four continents to raise awareness about the Darfur conflict Read More