News Corp. bought MySpace for $580 million in 2005 but it has been lagging behind Facebook’s continued growth. This year, News Corp is planning to relaunch MySpace and is focusing on younger audience for growth.
News Corp. chief digital officer Jon Miller announced the company’s plan for MySpace Relaunch, a former leading social networking site. Miller proudly added that MySpace still attracts around 65 to 70 million unique users a month in the United States alone.
Twitter announced that it has acquired SMS infrastructure company specialist, Cloudhopper. It was explained by, Kevin Thau, Twitter‘s director of mobile business development, that the deal was consummated after eight months of negotiations.
Cloudhopper “enables Twitter to connect directly to mobile carrier networks in countries all over the planet,” Thau explained. The acquisition of Cloudhopper is expected to help Twitter to “grow and scale” their SMS service.
The details of the deal is not yet available as of posting.
Twitter is believed to be currently processing close to one billion SMS tweets per month.
Cloudhopper was founded by Joe Lauer in 2008. Lauer and Kristin Kanaar used to work in an SMS aggregator called Simplewire and OpenMarket.
Docs.com, also known as Docs for Facebook, was officially launched at Facebook’s F8 conference. The new online application was created by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs. Docs.com allows users to create, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents with Facebook friends.
The service, however, is still in beta and users should expect that certain bugs might still be experience. Documents can be viewed by anyone, but in order to edit or create new ones, you’ll have to join a wait list.
Docs for Facebook is almost similar to Microsoft Office 2010 Web edition since this app is actually powered by Office 2010. The service’s “Overview” of Docs.com describes Docs as a “social-productivity experience”. This means that Docs.com is more of a collaborative document application.
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Did you know that Facebook users click “Like” twice as much as they click “Become a Fan“? Why?
“Become a Fan” is a button placed on web sites, blogs, and just about anywhere in the web. Businesses, and individuals can setup their own free Facebook pages to interact with customers, friends and visitors. Facebook users can then click the “Become a Fan” button so that they can follow a particular Facebook page. A particular Facebook user will now become part or member of page’s “Fan Page,” and the Facebook page will be listed as a user’s page.
“Like,” on the other hand is a link placed after uploaded pictures, wall posts, and status updates on Facebook. Individual users can click “Like” if they want to give an approval, or thumbs-up for a particular picture, wall post, or status update. If Facebook users click on “Like“, or give comment on a specific picture, wall post, or status update, its owner will then be notified if they set it up in their Facebook e-mail settings.
“Like” is quite an easier way of acknowledging something on Facebook without associating what you liked in your profile. “Become a Fan,” will enlist Facebook page on your Facebook profile and I believe this makes it hard to click this particular button. Not all Facebook users wants to be associate a particular page with their profile.