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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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Howling Bells, Islington Academy, London

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Social networking sites sign teen-protection pact with EU

Facebook, MySpace and Google have signed a pact with the European Union to improve safeguards against the bullying and abuse of teenagers online.

Is Facebook just a passing fad?

After five years of astonishing success, the youngest self-made billionaire in history is fighting off pretenders to ensure the future remains Facebook

90,000 sex offenders axed in MySpace clean-up

About 90,000 sex offenders have been identified and removed from the social networking website MySpace, company and law enforcement officials said today.

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The heyday of the four-track mini-album was the 1960s, but it has never gone away, says Chris Mugan

The last chord at the Astoria

London's iconic rock venue is closing next week. To mark its passing, Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly shares his memories before giving it the send-off it deserves

Want to be a star? How MySpace made a movie

They wrote the script, directed the action and played supporting roles – MySpace users have created a truly democratic feature film. Elisa Bray enjoys a glimpse of the future

MySpace teams up with Google for Facebook chase

MySpace.com is teaming up with internet search leader Google in a campaign to extend MySpace's reach and counter the expansion of their common rival Facebook.

MySpace on the look-out for cheap acquisitions

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.

First 'cyber-bully' trial opens

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