MySpace Mobile Launches New Mobile Website



    
    MySpace Continues Commitment to Mobile Social Web by Supporting Every
    Major Smartphone Device
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - MySpace, the world's leading social portal,
today announced the launch of a new integrated and optimized mobile Website
for the 20 million worldwide members accessing its mobile platform every
month.
    This week, MySpace will be unveiling an updated version of MySpace Mobile
(m.myspace.com / wap.myspace.com) extending the company's global site redesign
to its popular mobile destination. The new mobile Website further enhances the
look and feel of MySpace on mobile, making it even more consistent with the
popular online MySpace experience. Further optimized for various screen sizes
the new mobile website includes the ability to configure email photo upload
allowing users to get their favourite pictures to their profile instantly
whether they are at a concert, on vacation or a night out with friends. The
redesign also has been built upon a fully updated architecture, which will
allow the mobile MySpace experience to scale rapidly as more users discover
m.myspace.com. The new mobile Website is supported in 13 languages and
localized for 29 countries, including Canada.
    "We want our users to be able to access MySpace from any device," said
John Faith, vice president and general manager of MySpace Mobile. "We are
committed to building apps for platforms we feel are groundbreaking to offer
our users the best possible on-the-go MySpace experience."
    "In the next few years, we expect half of all MySpace visits globally to
come from a mobile device," said Dave Stevens, general manager of MySpace
Canada. "It's a tremendous opportunity, and mobile will play a significant
part of the business strategy in Canada in the months ahead. We are actively
working with all of the major Canadian wireless carriers right now. Our Mobile
Website is an extension of MySpace Canada so users will be able to experience
MySpace anywhere, anytime, from almost any device."
    MySpace's CEO and co-Founder Chris DeWolfe will present the opening
keynote of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Thursday, February 19. At
the conference, MySpace will reinforce its continued commitment to the mobile
social Web, discussing plans to develop new applications for Nokia in their
S60 web runtime environment and Palm's new webOS, first available on the Palm
Pre. With this announcement MySpace furthers its leadership in mobile as it
will be the only social network with applications supported on all smartphone
platforms currently active in mobile social networking: iPhone, Google
Android, Sidekick, Nokia, Palm and BlackBerry.
    MySpace will develop fully integrated applications for both Palm's new
webOS and Nokia in their S60 web runtime environment. Today's news comes on
the heels of MySpace's announced support of The Symbian Foundation, which the
company will join in order to help construct socially relevant context for
developers utilizing the platform.
    MySpace has 20 million worldwide unique users on the mobile Web and
applications combined, and more than 7 billion page views (internal
reporting).

    About MySpace
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    MySpace is the world's leading social portal for connecting people,
content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the
Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photo
sharing, professional and viral videos, blogs, mobile, instant messaging, and
the world's largest music community. MySpace is the highest trafficked website
in the United States and includes an international network of more than 30
local community sites throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia,
and Australia. Fox Interactive Media is a division of News Corporation. (NYSE:  
NWS - News, NWS.A - News; ASX: NWS - News, NWSLV - News).




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For further information: Ashley Audrain, NATIONAL Public Relations,
(416) 848-1704, aaudrain@national.ca; Amy Walgenbach , MySpace, (415)
293-9181, awalgenbach@myspace.com

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