Posts Tagged ‘Vevo’

Myspace Has Just One Bidder

Published by pratyushkp on June 10th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Image via CrunchBase

The tragic tale of once successful Myspace may finally come to an end.

According to All Things Digital, an investing group including Activision Chairman Bobby Kotick is in final talks to take over the site. ATD adds that Myspace owner NewsCorp is likely to hold onto about 20 percent of the site.

However, sources close to the deal also warned that it has not yet been finalized and could still fall apart.

News Corp paid $580 million for Myspace back in 2005, but the site has tanked since Facebook‘s rise, even with an attempted makeover into an entertainment hub. Recent numbers have shown traffic in steep decline.

Still, the most current reports said that News Corp was hoping to get at least $100 million by selling off the Myspace. Sources indicate that these numbers will not be met.

Since News Corp announced that the site was open for takeover, companies including Vevo, Zynga, and a few others were rumored to have been interested. These deals have not worked out, according to ATD.

Source -:

  • Exclusive: Myspace in Advanced Deal Talks With Investor Group, Possibly Including Activision’s Kotick (
  • Activision’s Bobby Kotick is asked to join investor group pursuing Myspace (
  • Sad MySpace Has Just One Bidder [Deathwatch] (
  • Turn The Lights Out, MySpace, The Party’s Over (
  • What’s Up With MySpace (And Why Isn’t Yahoo Interested?) (
  • Kotick-led investor group to buy controlling stake in Myspace (

YouTube Shares Surprising Statistics On 6th Birthday

Published by pratyushkp on May 26th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Image via CrunchBase

YouTube’s sixth birthday will be celebrated with a few huge milestones: the site has hit 3 billion views per day.

According to Google’s blog, those 3 billion views a day represent a 50 percent increase over last year.

“That’s the equivalent of nearly half the world’s population watching a YouTube video each day, or every U.S. resident watching at least nine videos a day,” Google wrote.

Uploads have spiked as well. Over 48 hours of video are uploaded to the site each minute, a 37 percent increase in the past six months, and a 100 percent increase from last year. Google attributes the growth to technological advances in the service.

“From faster processing of uploads to longer video lengths to the launch of self-service live stream capabilities to partners, we’re constantly evolving to provide the best video sharing and viewing experience for you,” it wrote.

ComScore ranks YouTube as the top online video property as of April, with over 142 million unique visitors, trailed by VEVO with over 55 million viewers. Facebook, in fourth, has over 46 million viewers.

YouTube announced recently that it would partner with Universal, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros to provide full-length streaming movies soon.


Check out this chart from Google highlighting YouTube statistics:

Source :-

  • YouTube Turns 6 With 3 Billion Views Per Day (
  • YouTube Turns 6 Years Old, Daily Views Shoot Up To 3 Billion (Yes, 3 Billion. Daily.) (
  • YouTube Sees 3 Billion Views per Day (
  • Happy sixth birthday, YouTube (
  • YouTube turns six: 3 billion views per day (
  • Happy Birthday YouTube! Our six top tips (
  • YouTube hits 3 billion daily views on its sixth birthday (
  • New YouTube Statistics: 48 Hours of Video Uploaded Per Minute; 3 Billion Views Per Day (
  • YouTube Celebrates Its 6th Birthday With 3 Million Daily Views (
  • YouTube: Two Days’ Worth of Video Uploaded Every Minute (
© Social Media Blog

Ad Plugin made by Free Wordpress Themes