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Facebook and MySpace in ‘content sharing talks’

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Social networking websites Facebook and MySpace are reportedly negotiating a deal which would see them share content and partner on other initiatives, according to a report in UK broadsheet, The Telegraph.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, told The Telegraph: “Facebook is focusing on building the best technology which helps people share content, while at MySpace they are focusing on more a content-led strategy. We would like to have their content, as we already do with many other sites, shared across our network because it is good for our users.

“We are open to working with MySpace and are in talks with them at the moment. Owen (Van Natta, MySpace’s chief executive) used to work at Facebook and we are still very close to him.”

When probed about details of a potential partnership, Sandberg explained: “Hypothetically speaking, as nothing has been formally arranged yet, MySpace could become a Facebook Connect partner – which would allow people to share content they liked from MySpace with their Facebook network.”

News Corporation-owned MySpace has radically overhauled its range of online services in recent months in a bid to halt the slide in traffic which has seen it miss out on advertising revenue to rivals such as Facebook.

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