MySpace to Partner with “Big 3” Search Engine

MySpace, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., plans to partner with either MSN, Google, or Yahoo to handle search queries from its members. MySpace is currently redesigning its search feature, and would like to partner with one of the big three search engines.

“We plan to auction off our search business to one of the three biggest, Google, Yahoo and MSN, and see the best we can get,” Chernin said at a Deutsche Bank AG conference in Santa Monica, California.

Currently, MySpace has over 80 million members, and handled 43 million search queries in April alone.  Comparatively, Google handles roughly 2.9 billion queries per month.

MySpace hopes to reach a deal with one of the search engines within two months.  Whichever company lands MySpace is sure to benefit greatly.

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