By Numbers – News Corp sells MySpace

Murdoch turns US$580m fortune into US$35m scrapings in historically woeful internet deal

US$580m – amount Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp bought MySpace for in 2005

1400 – number of staff MySpace employed two years ago

500 – number of employees the company has now

300m – registered MySpace users in 2007

US$12bn – company valuation in 2007

US$100m – sale price News Corp sought for the ailing social network

US$35m – amount ad targeting company Specific Media paid for MySpace

US$80bn – estimated value of Facebook next year

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