MySpace teen Web site coming to cell phone

Feb 16, 2006

The popular social Web site MySpace will be available for access by cell phone later this year, it was reported Thursday.

A new Los Angeles-based venture called Helio has developed phones to be launched in the spring that will allow MySpace's largely teenaged user population to carry on their cyber-socializing outside the confines of their home PCs.

The project has some heavyweight support; Helio is a joint venture of Korea's SK Telecom and U.S.-based Earthlink while MySpace is part of the News Corp. family.

Red Herring explained Thursday that the notion of drawing heavy Internet users, such as teenagers, to wireless products is a top priority of major wireless and content providers.

Cell-phone Internet socializing has become a popular phenomenon among youth in Asia, but is only starting to catch on in the plum U.S. market.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: IBM tackles big data challenges with open server innovation model

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

2 hours ago

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.

SK Hynix posts Q1 surge in net profit

2 hours ago

South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said Thursday its first-quarter net profit surged nearly 350 percent from the previous year on a spike in sales of PC memory chips.

Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'

2 hours ago

Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies ...

User comments : 0

More news stories

SK Hynix posts Q1 surge in net profit

South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said Thursday its first-quarter net profit surged nearly 350 percent from the previous year on a spike in sales of PC memory chips.

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.

Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'

Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies ...

Phase transiting to a new quantum universe

(Phys.org) —Recent insight and discovery of a new class of quantum transition opens the way for a whole new subfield of materials physics and quantum technologies.

Imaging turns a corner

(Phys.org) —Scientists have developed a new microscope which enables a dramatically improved view of biological cells.