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Stealing MySpace

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Stealing MySpace by Julia Angwin
Mar 17, 2009 | ISBN 9781588367693

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“Overall, you needn’t know a portal from a platform to follow this sprawling, rollicking Internet history.” —New York Times

“Julia Angwin takes us behind the scenes every step of the way in this tale of high tech, high stakes, and high egos. The history of MySpace–from predecessor companies that sold wrinkle cream and ink cartridges to its surreptitious sale to Rupert Murdoch’s global media conglomerate to its emergence as America’s most popular website–is a story that couldn’t be made up, and couldn’t be better told.”–Paul Ingrassia, Pulitzer Prize-winning financial journalist and author

“[An] entertaining and drama-filled chronicle . . . engrossing.” –Publishers Weekly

“The first and only business history thus far of MySpace, this outstanding title is highly recommended.”–Library Journal

“Early galleys have the technorati atwitter. Stealing MySpace takes us into the backroom dealing. . . . [Angwin] delivers juicy details.”–Fortune

“Remarkably true to life–it provides a rare insider’s view of the collision of traditional and new media that is shaping our digital future.”–Jonathan Miller, Velocity Interactive Group

“The story behind the story of the global social networking phenom and the larger-than-life characters behind it, from Rupert Murdoch to Tila Tequila to John Doerr. Buy–or steal–this book.”–Michael J. Wolf, former president and COO of MTV Networks

“Meticulous and engaging. . . . sparkles as a boardroom page-turner.”–Washington Post

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