5 Apps and Sites That Can Kill Facebook

Before you spend more time fleshing out your Facebook profile or posting on the walls of friends, consider other apps and sites worthy of your attention.

The Company That Could've Been Facebook Goes Back to School had a decade-long head start in the social networking biz before Facebook came along, but with its pay-to-connect model, it blew its chance to dominate. Now, like a teen buying a term paper, it's buying SchoolFeed, an app that connects you to former classmates ... on Facebook.

Will Music Lovers Care When Record Labels Go Extinct?

Prerecorded music has been a fading industry for years, and herding struggling labels together will only make it that much easier to identify the remains. And there aren't too many people mourning major labels' passing.

MySpace Markdown: Social Site on Sale for 94% Off

Back in July 2005, the deal seemed so promising. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp bought MySpace parent Intermix Media for $580 million. The social media pioneer was, by some measures, the fifth most-visited website in the U.S. This week, MySpace may be sold for as little as $30 million.

Is News Corp About to Unfriend Money-Losing MySpace?

Social networking pioneer MySpace could find itself going solo again soon. Its owner, News Corp, is considering a potential sale or spin-off of the social network as it looks for a way to stem the tens of millions of dollars in losses it's taking from the unit, according to a Bloomberg report.

In 2010, One Site Ruled Them All: Facebook

Facebook ruled the Internet in 2010. It was both the most-searched term -- accounting for 2.11% of all searches -- and the top-visited website, attracting 8.93% of all U.S. visits, compared to Google's 7.19%.

10 Top Fads of the Last Decade

It's hard to say if any of the fads of the past decade will be as memorable as, say, the Hula Hoop or Frisbee. But like every decade, the 2000s...

Twitter May Raise Money as Web 2.0 Values Soar

Twitter is mulling a new round of funding that could value the company at over $3 billion. This news comes just as Google is in negotiations to buy Groupon for as much as $6 billion. Other large web 2.0 companies have also been given lofty valuations as well.

News Corp. Would Consider Selling MySpace

News Corp. (NWS) would consider selling MySpace after reworking the social network into an entertainment website. News Corp. would consider a sale or partnership of the site, Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey told Reuters.

MySpace Launches 'Mashup' Feature With Facebook

In the "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" department, MySpace launched a feature that lets users import interests from their Facebook profiles to give MySpace pages a broader stream of entertainment content.

MySpace Launches Massive Overhaul

The faltering social network is relaunching as a multimedia platform aimed at Gen Y. It's a radical departure from the format that made it the world's largest social network -- before Facebook stole that crown and ran with it. The new MySpace takes more of a portal approach.

MySpace to Launch Web Series 'Jerk All-Stars'

MySpace will launch an original Web series focused on the so-called Jerk urban dance movement. The series, "Jerk All-Stars" will consist of 14 episodes of several minutes each, with the series debuting next month Reuters reported. Sprite will be the exclusive sponsor.

Facebook Adds Group Posts: More Cliques to Come?

Facebook on Wednesday said it has revamped its so-called 'Groups' feature to make it easier for members to send messages to subgroups of friends, instead of messaging either one person at a time or everyone on their friend list.

Now Appearing on Facebook: MySpace Posts

MySpace, which has changed its appearance to look more like Facebook, is also cozying up to its rival in another way. Its users can now sync their MySpace posts with Facebook.

Disney Buys Social Network Gamemaker Playdom

Disney is snapping up social networking games developer Playdom in a deal worth up to $563.2 million, it announced Tuesday. The transaction, will bolster Disney's digital gaming lineup and give it a greater presence on such social networking sites as Facebook and MySpace.