Thursday, 30 June 2011

Justin Timberlake is one of the new Myspace owners

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Justin Timberlake apparently wasn't satisfied with just playing a social media impresario in the movies, so now he's becoming one in real life.

The pop star, who played Napster co-founder Sean Parker in "The Social Network," a movie about Facebook, has joined Specific Media in buying its downtrodden rival, MySpace, from News Corp. in a deal that closed Wednesday.

Timberlake will have an office at MySpace's Beverly Hills headquarters and a staff of about a half dozen people working for him "around the clock" developing his ideas for the site, said Specific Media CEO Tim Vanderhook.

The partners are set to unveil their plans for reviving the flagging site in a couple of months.

"When we met with Justin and we discussed what our strategy was, we hit a chord with him," Vanderhook told The Associated Press. "One of his passions is he really enjoys helping other artists and creating a community for people to really express themselves. I think we were blown away that we were able to get someone like Justin to be so excited about what we were doing."

The deal is for $35 million, mostly in Specific Media stock, according to a person familiar with the matter. That's a small fraction of the $580 million that News Corp. paid for the site six years ago. The sale resulted in the layoff of about half of the site's remaining 500 workers, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

As part of the exchange, News Corp. received a private equity stake in Specific Media and less than a 5 percent stake in MySpace.

With Timberlake's help, the buyers hope to revitalize MySpace and transform it into a destination for original shows, as well as bolster its already available video content and music. Vanderhook said the revamp will include additional investment in technology and maintain the right to stream music through the joint venture it has with major recording companies, MySpace Music.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Firefox Gone Mobile Badge

London ice cream truck moved to june 27-29

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  • Monday – Covent Garden, Bloomsbury
  • Tuesday – Soho Square, Hyde Park
  • Wednesday – Hoxton Square, Shoreditch

Friday, 17 June 2011

Triple Play Badge

check in at: 3 baseball stadium

message: 3 big-league stadium check-ins from 1 baseball fan who happens to have 2 thumbs? By our count, you're only a 4-bagger short of the foursquare cycle! We tried putting the badge in the Cracker Jack box. Didn't fit.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Webby Nerd Badge

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Century Club Badge

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100 days check in at the same place

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Wino Badge

unlock: 5 days checkins at a venues categorized as Wine Bar or Winery

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Friday, 10 June 2011

Fixer Upper Badges

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3 checkins to venues categorized as “Hardware”, with at least two unique venues

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Real Housewife Badges

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Check in 2 times at venues categorized as “Nightclub / Discotheque”

Venues - Stingaree - The Mirage Resort and Casino - The W Hotel

Lookin’ for Love Badges

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Check in to a suggested venue that is known for singles. Categories like Nightclub/Discotheque or Bar are popular ones

Confirmed Venues Nikki Beach Club Slate Restaurant Bar & Billiards The Mirage Resort and Casino

Whistler Blackcomb Badges

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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Mount Snow Badges

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Monday, 6 June 2011

Real Time NY 2011 Badge

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Saturday, 4 June 2011

U.S. Men's National Soccer Team Badge

Follow US Soccer and check in to a venue hosting a game on game-day.

Upcoming events
4th June 2011, 4.30 pm ET: Gillette Stadium
5th Juve 2011, 2.00 pm ET: Red Bull Arena
7th June 2011, 8.00 pm ET: Ford Field
11th June 2011, 8.00 pm ET: Raymond James Stadium
14th June 2011, 9.00 pm ET: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

“Oh When the Yanks Go Marching In!" Thanks for supporting the U.S. Men’s National Team. Now let's hear you scream, cheer and chant until you’re red, white and blue in the face!

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