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MySpace accused of using music without permission

MySpace accused of using music without permission

MySpace launched a refreshed version of its social network not long ago. Along with the launch of a refreshed version of the website also came a new single that was heavily promoted on the social network from minority MySpace partner Justin Timberlake. While MySpace certainly had permission to use the new Justin Timberlake single, one music association is accusing MySpace of using music without permission.

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Facebook crushes social network top 10 in 2012 Nielsen report

Facebook crushes social network top 10 in 2012 Nielsen report

This week the folks at Nielsen have reported that their most recent findings in studying the web's usage of social networks has yielded one thing clearer than all else: Facebook takes the cake. They've made it clear that in addition to Facebook continuing to bash up the charts by a significant margin, we've spent 37% more time this year in the month of July on social networks than we did last year at the same time. In just one year, we've tacked on nearly 40% more minutes in a month with Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, and the like.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 16, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is here again, but before we dive in, we need to recap the day's news. First and foremost, our review of the HTC DROID DNA went live just a little while ago, so if you've been thinking of picking that phone up, be sure to have a look at our review to see what we think of it! We found out today that Apple and Samsung have been permitted to add new devices to their lawsuit, so expect Samsung to go after the iPhone 5 while Apple tries to collect damages on a number of Samsung devices. Speaking of Samsung, the company is rumored to show off a new handset with a 5-inch 1080p display at CES, so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for that.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 24, 2012

We've entered the last full week of September, which means that autumn, pumpkins, and little children asking for free candy are all in the near future (for some of us anyway). Today we found out that the iPhone 5 managed to sell 5 million units in its first weekend of availability, and that iOS 6 has been downloaded by 100 million users since it was released last week. Some enthusiastic analysts were left explaining their generous iPhone 5 sales predictions today, while others were saying that the iPhone 5 could top 50 million sales by the end of Q4.

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Myspace shows off incoming redesign in new video

Myspace shows off incoming redesign in new video

We don't hear much from Myspace these days, what with Facebook and Twitter being the go-to social platforms for most of the world. The folks behind Myspace are looking to change that with an upcoming redesign. Of course, Myspace has gone through multiple redesigns in the past, but this new one is particularly eye-catching, and you can get your first look at it in a preview video posted after the jump.

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MySpace set to relaunch in late 2012

MySpace set to relaunch in late 2012

Justin Timberlake and Specific Media-owned MySpace is set for a complete brand re-launch by the end of the year, so says SM senior communications manager Rikki Webster. Speaking this past week with PRWeek, Webster let it be known that by the end of the year 2012, we'll be seeing a whole new MySpace, this hopefully conjuring up some of the excitement the site held back between 2005-08 when it was the most visited social network on earth. Since then we've seen this website, once more visited than Google, take a nosedive as the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and a much more solid looking web took command. Can a brand refresh switch their fortunes?

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Myspace settles FTC privacy charges

Myspace settles FTC privacy charges

Myspace may have lost out in the social networking wars to Facebook, but the company is still alive and kicking. It found itself in a spot of trouble with the FTC not too long ago regarding user privacy, with the company handing identifiable information over to advertisers. Yesterday Myspace settled the matter by agreeing to submit to privacy audits to be independently conducted over the next 20 years.

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New MySpace owners turn things around ever so slightly

New MySpace owners turn things around ever so slightly

I doubt I'm the only one that thought MySpace was pretty much dead. MySpace was once the biggest and most popular social networking site out there. Back in 2008 during the MySpace heyday, the site racked up 75.9 million unique visitors per month. Back in June when investors bought the site from News Corporation, it was down to 33 million visitors per month.

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