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Opera: social networks top use
People who use their mobile phones to surf the Internet tend to steer to social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook ahead of news, maps or weather, mobile browser company Opera says. Worldwide, some 40 percent of mobile Internet traffic heads to social networks and one-quarter to content portals or search engines.
Orange combines social networking
Orange is bringing the most popular social network sites together in its Orange World portal. The new single destination service supports MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Skyrock, Pikeo, Flirtomatic, DailyMotion and Meetic.
New Media Age reports that MySpace has launched a new pan-European mobile site as it bids to make social networking more portable.
Social networks MySpace and Facebook have already courted iPhone users with programs that let people stay connected on the Apple smartphone.
MySpace launches streamed video for mobile
MySpace is launching a new streaming video service for mobiles, which will allow its members to watch all MySpace-hosted videos on a range of multimedia phones, including the Nokia N95, Motorola Q9, Palm Centro and Blackberry Bold, reports The Guardian.
MySpace sees mobile driving 50% of visits
Social networking site MySpace anticipates half of the visits to its portal will come via mobile phones in 2 to 3 years time, Chris DeWolfe, MySpace’s CEO and co-founder, told Mobile Business Briefing ahead of his keynote appearance at the GSMA Mobile World Congress today.
Founders step aside at MySpace
The Wall Street Journal notes that Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson are leaving the helm of the pioneering website that made social-networking a mainstream phenomenon, as owner News Corp seeks to reinvigorate the once-hot property it scooped up four years ago.
News Corp. plans to announce as early as today that it has hired former Facebook executive Owen Van Natta as chief executive of MySpace, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
News Corporation has appointed Owen Van Natta as MySpace CEO, effective immediately, reports Telecompaper.