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Myspace could not experiment with its own site without forfeiting revenue, while rival Facebook was rolling out a new clean site design.
While Facebook focused on creating a platform that allowed outside developers to build new applications, Myspace built everything in-house.
Freston's successor as CEO, Philippe Dauman, was quoted as saying "never, ever let another competitor beat us to the trophy".
Redstone told interviewer Charlie Rose that losing My Space had been "humiliating", adding, "My Space was sitting there for the taking for 0 million" (Myspace was sold in 2012 by News Corp for million.) On November 1, 2007, Myspace and Bebo joined the Google-led Open Social alliance, which already included Friendster, Hi5, Linked In, Plaxo, Ning and Six Apart.
There are several suggested explanations for its decline, including the fact that it stuck to a "portal strategy" of building an audience around entertainment and music, whereas Facebook and Twitter continually added new features to improve the social-networking experience. Gittelman suggested that the 0 million three-year advertisement deal with Google while being a short-term cash windfall, was a handicap in the long run.
That deal required Myspace to place even more ads on its already heavily advertised space, which made the site slow, more difficult to use, and less flexible.
Myspace quickly gained popularity among teenagers and young adults.
The project was overseen by Brad Greenspan (e Universe's founder, chairman, and CEO), who managed Chris De Wolfe (My Space's starting CEO), Josh Berman, Tom Anderson (My Space's starting president), and a team of programmers and resources provided by e Universe. The company held contests to see who could sign up the most users.The products division had introduced many features (communication tools such as instant messaging, a classifieds program, a video player, a music player, a virtual karaoke machine, a self-serve advertising platform, profile-editing tools, security systems, privacy filters, and Myspace book lists, among others).However, the features were often buggy and slow as there was insufficient testing, measuring, and iterating.and move it to the head of the pack of social networking websites.A key architect was tech expert Toan Nguyen who helped stabilize the Myspace platform when Brad Greenspan asked him to join the team.