MySpace Sold for $35 Million


News Corp has officially sold MySpace to the advertising firm Specific Media for around $35 million. Six years ago, News Corp purchased MySpace for $580 million and quickly began to lose advertising revenue to Facebook’s popularity. Specific Media got quite the deal, as the forlorn social networking site is still expected to generate over $180 million in ad revenue this year. Read the full article at

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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