MySpace Launches in South Korea

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Written on 12:41 AM by Gee

April 15, 2008
MySpace Launches in South Korea

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 1:00 p.m. ET

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- MySpace's chief executive said Tuesday the U.S. networking Web site is poised to thrive in the South Korean market because it pays more attention to local culture than its competitors.

Speaking after the launch of MySpace's Korean-language version in Seoul, Chris DeWolfe said he was confident about the site's prospects in a country that has proved difficult for foreign online services such as Google Inc.

He noted the Korean-language site included a new feature, ''Minilog,'' a way for Korean youths to jot down everyday thoughts and feelings in a few hundred characters.

Capitalizing on Asian affinity for fancy stationery, the feature has options to personalize stamps and backgrounds to resemble different types of notebook paper. READ MORE

On the Net:

http://kr.myspace.com