MySpace worth $12 billion?

MySpace’s parent company News Corp and internet giant Yahoo, are rumored to be in talks to execute a sale of the social networking powerhouse. The talks are in their infant stages, and the likelyhood of an eventual deal remains low. The interesting part however, is that Yahoo appears to have put $12 billion worth of stock on the table, equal to 1/4 of their total holdings. Yowza! Remember that less than a year ago Yahoo itself valued rival social networking site Facebook at only $1.5 billion? It looks like the landscape has changed significantly. Whether or not the deal goes through (and more importantly whether or not it would be beneficial for Yahoo in the long run) aside, MySpace’s current value certainly trumps News Corps’s initial buy in of $580 million, now doesn’t it?


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