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Tupac and Fleet Foxes are pretty big in Vatican City.
Way back in 2009, when Pope Benedict XVI was firmly in papal place and MySpace was still a thing, the Vatican released an official playlist representing the Catholic church. In between recordings of His Holiness and selections from Mozart, the Vatican got super weird, track-wise.
At the time, the Vatican explained its decision to include songs like Tupac's “Changes” thusly: “The genres are very different from each other, but all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people.” So, basically, #thuglife.
“He Doesn't Know Why” by Fleet Foxes adds a certain “college sophomore dorm room” feel to the playlist. Way chill, Pope-bro!
Myspace is slowly inviting users to “brand-new Myspace,” the first big refresh in the post-News Corp era, and currently the claws have come out. We took a trip of the brand-new site and found that its most amazing quality seems to be exactly how excited individuals are to bash it.
Just like AOL, Web Explorer, Yahoo, and other web properties regarded as dinosaurs, numerous individuals appear strangely excited to tear Myspace down over its battles to stay appropriate, as if the simple fact of its ongoing presence at myspace.com is offending. The site & rsquo; s death has been pronounced continuously. “MySpace was about to perish a slow-moving, unpleasant, deserving death,” blog writer Giancarlo King composed in a memorium previously this year. “Searching old abandoned profiles is like walking through a.
Even News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch acknowledges his business mishandled MySpace, but the internet site’s brand-new managers are readying the next version of the social network– and it’s set to introduce later this year. Forbes talked with Chris and Tim Vanderhook, managers of Specific Media, which obtained MySpace from News Corp. last year. According to the pair, the new MySpace will concentrate on the service’s core strength– new music discovery and deal– as they intend to benefit from the 42 million tunes presently offered on the service. They have actually partnered with Justin Timberlake on the brand-new undertaking, who they ask has helped concentrate the website as a platform that artists can use to promote and build their own brand names in a solitary, merged area. While particular …
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To be honest, we weren’t entirely surprised to hear rumors back in February that News Corp. was looking to hand off MySpace — after all, most of the luster seems to have left the once-mighty social network, and Rupert Murdoch’s time these days is pretty full running a media empire and saying things in an Australian accent. Word got out this week that the site has landed firmly in the hands of the broadly-named Specific Media, a digital ad network that apparently couldn’t get together a cool $ 19.1 billion for the first-place Facebook. According to rumors, the company scored MySpace for the rock-bottom price of $ 35 million, a fraction of the $ 580 million its predecessor paid a half-dozen years ago. No word on whether Murdoch’s electroclash band will continue to use the service to promote its gigs.
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You might have heard how careless some third-party apps can be with your personal data, but it may not yet have hit home — offenders can include must-have programs like MySpace and Pandora, too. The Wall Street Journal tested 101 popular apps for iPhone and Android and discovered that over half transmitted unique device identifiers (UDID) to a flock of advertisers without so much as a prompt, and that some (including Pandora) even transmitted a user’s age, gender and location to better target their marks. Now, before you boycott your favorite music apps, you might want to hear the other side of the story, which is that all this data is typically processed in batches and anonymized so that advertisers can’t necessarily separate you from the crowd. However, the worry is that there may be little stopping nefarious individuals from creating a database that links your UDID to all this other data you send out. It’s a juicy proposition for targeted advertising, sure, but also potentially real-world crime, so we doubt this will be the last we hear of UDID privacy scares.
Question by Stacey.renee21: Can’t find Myspace app on Android Market?
I’ve searched for about 2 months for the Myspace app on the Android Market on my Devour. When I go to myspace on my browser, it will say at the bottom “Download for Android” and I click on it, and it opens the Market and says “There are no matches in the Android Market for the search pname:com.myspace.android” Is anyone else having this problem? or if anyone knows what I can do, please help. Thanks
Ok and where did you hear that at, and where can I get that information?
Answer by jacobplano
Yeah that’s because myspace was recently bought by Facebook. So soon myspace won’t even be around anymore.
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Motorola is set to rival HTC in the ability to crank out Android phones at a breath-taking pace. Motorola has introduced a new phone called Flipout that features a pivoting pop-out keyboard and a compact touchscreen display.
The Flipout will have a 2.8 inch screen, 3 megapixel camera, video recording capability, Wi-Fi and GPS. It will run the Android 2.1 version of the operating system.
The phone will also have the Motoblur Android skin that we have already seen on other Motorola devices such as the Cliq and Backflip. Motoblur aggregates e-mails, messages and status updates from different social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace to present it as a stream of data on a single screen.
With its square form and social networking features, the Flipout seems like a good alternative to Microsoft’s recently launched Kin Two phone. But it is not clear if the device will make it to the U.S. Motorola already has Backflip, a device with a nifty mode that allows its to be placed on the desk like an alarm clock and the Cliq, the first of its phones featuring the Motoblur skin.
Sure, its about giving consumers choice but with the Cliq, Backflip, Devour and Droid already out, is there such a thing as too many phones from a company? Especially when the features start to blur and minor tweaks in hardware design are all that sets one device apart from the other.
The Flipout will launch in the next few weeks in “certain regions around the world,” says Motorola. The company won’t disclose pricing either but that’s likely to depend on the deals it can ink with the wireless service providers.
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