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.
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.
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.
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.