"Someone like eBay" to partner with MySpace?

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MySpace founder Chris de Wolfe has talked about a partnership with “someone like eBay” for the social networking site. In an interview with The Telegraph, he talked about offering MySpace users the ability to sell goods, and how a commerce partner would be needed to facilitate the sales: “We haven’t decided yet but it would be probably a good bet that someone like eBay could be a good partner.” However, it’s likely to be several months before such a service is implemented.

De Wolfe sold MySpace to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation in 2005, for US$580m.

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  1. Some random thoughts:

    MySpace is ‘valued’ at $12bn in the negotiations with Yahoo: https://www.techcrunch.com/2007/06/19/is-myspace-worth-12-billion/

    Myspace is still growing. Facebook may be more talked but Myspace isn’t dead: https://www.techcrunch.com/2007/06/20/rumors-of-the-decline-of-myspace-are-exaggerated/

    Could be great source of traffic in a post-google ads world.

    Photobucket… biggest third party host of images on eBay was bought, as reported by Tamebay, by Myspace recently.

  2. Re. the FT link, I don’t think you need to see anything significant in people’s desire to avoid a James Blunt gig 😀



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