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Microsoft and MySpace in talks over music service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2009 15:53 User comments (1)

Microsoft and MySpace in talks over music service According to AllthingsDigital, Microsoft is in early talks with MySpace in an effort to have MySpace Music tied-in with the MSN online portal.
Microsoft has its own service, MSN Music, but traffic ranks significantly lower than MySpace Music and Microsoft has been looking to kill off the service for some time.

As of April, AOL ranked on top with AOL Music at 30 million unique monthly visitors and MySpace Music fell in second at 27.4 million. MySpace's numbers are expected to be bigger now. MSN Music was far back at 7.4 million.

Says a source close to MSN in regards to its entertainment properties: "Its a decision to make it so MSN does less better. So there will be a focus of attention on a smaller number of categories in which we can be either #1 or #2 in, rather than #4 or #5."

Financial details are unknown.

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