What Happened To MySpace?
MySpace was founded by former Friendster members Chris Dewolfe and Tom Anderson in 2003. They saw opportunity to beat Friendster with more options and less restrictions for social network users. MySpace was purchased in 2005 for $580 million by Rupert Murdoch creator of a media empire that includes 20th Century Fox and the Fox television stations. MySpace has more than 40 billion page views a month. Google paid $900 million to be MySpace’s search provider. MySpace runs on Microsoft .NET Framework, operating under Windows 2003 server and applications written in C# for ASP.NET.
By 2006 MySpace surpassed both Google Search and yahoo as the most visited web page. It was getting about 76 million page views per month. As the months and years passed however Facebook began to take over.
Justin Timberlake bought MySpace in 2012 along with Tim and Chris VanderHook. Time, Inc. acquired MySpace in 2016.
Where Is MySpace Now?
Today in 2018, MySpace is still very active. it gets about 13K songs uploaded per day to the platform. MySpace today seems geared towards artists and musicians. It has over 14 Million active accounts and more than 53 million songs uploaded.
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