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MySpace to get a makeover later this year, more focus on music

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Remember MySpace? Well the service is about to get a makeover, the owners confirmed in an interview with Forbes Magazine. The redesign will focus on what it does best – music discovery and promotion. The redesign beta is currently employee-only, but will open up to artists later in the year before a general release. Telling Forbes, Tim Vanderhook said that they had to trash “a billion dollars’ worth of technology […]

2011 – A Year of Many Things: A recap of the big events of the year

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The year 2011 was one year that we will all never forget. Even though they were all in the beginning of the year, the floods in Queensland and Brazil, the earthquakes in Christchurch and the tsunami in the north of Japan are still present in all of our minds. We also saw the death of a tech luminary, Steve Jobs; and the powerful News Corporation losing its influence over politicians […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

MySpace to axe 550 to 600 jobs

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Struggling social network MySpace is said to be axing 550 to 600 jobs of its just over 1,000 employees; with the announcement said to be tomorrow. The large job culls will significantly affect its international operations as the company tries to rebrand itself from a social network to an entertainment hub. It’s Chinese operations is also being reported to have laid off 30 of its staff – two-thirds of its […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 19: I SEE NAKED PEOPLE

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So it appears that Apple have introduced one type on insect into the iTune Store, MySpace gets in bed with facebook and is Microsoft Breaking Up? We also find out that the russians are making their own distribution of Linux and we find 100 naked pictures of people. Join in with Stewart, Tom, James and Chris with a long(ish) podcast, full of… well… who knows. You just need to listen! http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.alfahosts.net/techgeekcomau/podcast/2010/11/rec_techgeekau_21_Nov_2010_podcast.mp3 Download […]

MySpace and Facebook to hold joint annoucement tomorrow?

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Invitations have emerged of a joint announcement between MySpace (or, my______, according to their new name) and Facebook with rumours of a possible tie-up between the two companies, even a possible MySpace ‘throwing in the towel’ to Facebook. The invite, sent to Silicon Alley Insider, sees CEO of MySpace, Mike Jones, and VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing, Dan Rose talking about something. So, that clearly hint at something big […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 15: TERENCE IS GONNNEEEE LETS PARTY!!!

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Yes, that’s right.. Terence is on holidays in Rome! So everyone at TECHGEEK.com.au is partying like crazy. We talk about the new Windows Phone 7, The Android ‘dude’ problem, #newtwitter, the iPhone app that allows you to spy and much much more. Behold, Episode 15 – the first extremely unorganised podcast to come from TECHGEEK.com.au, oh and we have made the clean tag! Programming note: Terence & James are not […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 14: OMG! There’s another body!

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Yes, apparently Google is into shooting photos of dead people as photos of the dead appeared on Google Street View. Ouch. As well, Motorola gets sued by Microsoft, Facebook lets you download everything you ever uploaded or wrote on Facebook, and MySpace brings out a craptastic new logo. As well, we bring out a new TECHGEEK Tips episode hosted by Terence and Chris, and the individual episode gets released on […]

Facebook COO to join Disney Board of Directors

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Disney has nominated Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer for the largest social networking site Facebook, to become part of its Board of Directors as an independent board member. “Sheryl has been at the forefront of a technological revolution that’s opened up a world of new possibilities for consumers and which has greatly affected the way we do business. Her unique insight, born of great practical experience, will be of considerable […]

MJ tops Google search terms, ONE HD tops AU rising search terms in 2009

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Last night, we reported on Yahoo’s top searches; and now, its Google’s turn. Google has brought out its search data and compiled the “fastest rising” searches for this year, and are very different to what Yahoo users were searching. Topping the global scale was, obviously, Michael Jackson; while social networking sites Facebook, Tuenti and Twitter placed second, third and forth respectively. Rounding out the top five was the search term […]

Facebook, Twitter out-do MySpace

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MySpace – it was (and to some still is) the biggest social networking site of once upon a time. Nobody was cool unless you had it – employers, potential co-workers and friends at school all bragged of using it. Facebook was just thought of as a “it’ll never grow” site and Twitter was no where to be heard of. Well, times are-a-changing. In a recent survey, data results show that […]

MySpace starts its layoffs

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MySpace is said to have let go up to 45 employees from the company, with sources saying that the figure might be smaller, according to TechCrunch. MySpace has refused to comment on the matter, and did not say if was from a cancelled project, just general layoffs or performance-based cuts. This comes as its CEO, founder Chris DeWolfe, departed from the company and it brought in a new executive team […]

MySpace Music makes 1 billion streams…

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The revamped MySpace Music portal has now said that it has now streamed over 1 billion songs after launching on September 25. This is a pretty impressive milestone, especially when it took iTunes 3 years to get to 1 billion. But, it isn’t fair to make them compete, since songs on MySpace are free to stream, while on iTunes they cost $1.69. As well, MySpace Music’s streaming service is US-only […]

MySpace new music venture is US-only

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MySpace is set to launch its new music service, which allows you to buy music from the site, among other things, tonight to everyone – in the U.S. of course. Following Hulu, another News Corporation property with NBC Universal, it has been locked down to only U.S. users only. While the site redesign will also affect international users, most of the content will not be there, like listening to the […]