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MySpace launches India website; hosts rock concert in Mumbai

US-based social networking site MySpace.com, which is a part of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Interactive Media, has announced the launch of MySpace India. The launch was accompanied by a rock concert event and party in Mumbai on April 17, 2008.

US-based social networking site MySpace.com, which is a part of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Interactive Media, has announced the launch of MySpace India. The launch was accompanied by a rock concert event and party in Mumbai on April 17, 2008.

The rock concert event in Mumbai witnessed the live performances by India’s popular rock bands Pentagram, Super Fuzz and Them Clones. The Raghu Dixit Project, Shaair & Func, and Swarathma played their music at the MySpace India’s launch party. Going forward, MySpace India intends to organise similar concerts in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and the North East.

As part of its launch celebration MySpace India also plans to organise a MySpace Developer Platform workshop in Bangalore on April 21, 2008. At the workshop, the MySpace Developer Platform team will welcome local developers across India onto the open MySpace platform and encourage them to build applications for the site’s more than 250 million registered users worldwide.

Travis Katz, managing director, MySpace, has said, “We are thrilled to launch MySpace in one of the world’s most vibrant cultures. We will be providing the people of India the tools they need to live their lives online and empower them with a launch pad for Indian creators from developers, to musicians to filmmakers, to showcase their talents on the global stage.”

MySpace India, in association with its sister company Star TV, has introduced Campus Star to create an original network television program. The new show, currently being aired on Channel V in India, is a nationwide college talent competition featuring celebrity judges and the voting by MySpace audience.

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