NewsCorp seeks Chinese Partner for MySpace

November 21, 2006

The new owners of MySpace.com are reportedly in discussions with prominent blog companies, Bokee.com and BogCN.com, to act as local partners for the launch of MySpace into the world's second-biggest internet market, China. Rupert Murdock, his wife, and MySpace executives were in Beijing last week to meet with Chinese government officials. There are more than 120 million internet users in China, and about 6 million bloggers. Microsoft, Google and Yahoo already offer blogging services there. MySpace recently announced a joint venture with Softbank Corp. to expand MySpace into Japan. Globe & Mail