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MySpace worth $12 billion?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 5:51PM EST

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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?


Josh Karp Distinguished Fellow

Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.