Myspace in Canada and Mexico

MySpace is close to launching local versions of its site in Canada and Mexico as part of an aggressive international expansion, with South Korea and China believed to be next on its list.

The online social networking site, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, has doubled the number of people it employs in six months to keep up with its rapid growth.

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Music. Media. Mayhem. Ruckus

Ruckus, the premier digital entertainment service for universities offers a myriad of ways for college students to connect with one another.

Ruckus offers:

  • National, local, and campus based programming
  • Over 2 million licensed tracks of music from major labels and indies
    Hollywood blockbusters, cult classics, independent films, TV shows and music videos.
  • Robust community features that allow students with similar music, video and programming interests to connect, share and explore on their campus.
  • Dedicated field operations team provides a comprehensive set of services and support that make Ruckus a strong partner in building a digital network and strengthening your campus community.

Related links
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IBM’s Social Networking Push

…IBM’s announcement of a new product called Lotus Connections. It wraps five social networking technologies up into one integrated package—similar to what Microsoft’s Office does for traditional desktop productivity software such as Word and Excel. And, if IBM handles this right, its package could rapidly spread the use of so-called Web 2.0 applications in the business world. “While social computing software is perceived as being at the fringe of most large businesses, it’s actually moving to the center fast—because it’s about how the next generation of employees communicate, and create and share ideas,” says Franks Gens, senior vice-president for research at tech market research IDC.

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