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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said on Wednesday that MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe will not be renewing his contract and will step down from the chief executive post, as rumours circulated that the familiar figure of Tom Anderson may also be leaving the company.

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MySpace, the online social network owned by News Corp sees opportunities to buy start-ups for a fraction of what they would have cost six months ago as the economic slump slices millions of dollars off their price tags.

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