MySpace: $1B of Revenue in 2007 UPDATED

UPDATE:  Turns out Erika (below) got bad information.  I’ve rerun MySpace estimates based on Murdoch’s recent comments.  Updated estimates are $600 million in calendar 2007 and $1.2 billion in 2008.  More on Silicon Alley Insider… In a lengthy piece on the trials and tribulations of UGO Networks, Forbes‘ Erika Brown drops in an interesting nugget: MySpace is expected to do …

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What Nielsen’s Metric Shift Means – And What It Doesn’t Mean

Nielsen’s decision to deemphasize page views and focus instead on time-spent has the blogosphere in a tizzy. And to be sure: the shift generates some eye-popping factoids: AOL, for instance, becomes the top site on the web, due to its still-dominant IM platform, while Google drops to fifth place (And if that isn’t an indication of …

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Could MySpace Be Worth $15 Billion? Easy

The most surprising thing about RBC analyst Jordan Rohan’s comment that MySpace could be worth $10-$20 billion in a few years is that he deemed this assessment “audacious”–and the press seemed to agree.  Why is this audacious?  In little more than two years, MySpace has come out of nowhere to become the 7th biggest site in …

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MySpace: Time To Show Us The Money

MySpace has taken the world by storm.  With more than 70 million registered users, huge pageview and traffic growth, and ubiquitous and usually gushing PR, the company is now tipped as the vanguard in a new Internet portal revolution.  The company’s success has also restored Rupert’s status as a brilliant visionary, one who saw its promise …

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