Facebook and MySpace to team up?

Are Facebook and MySpace, once big rivals, now planning to team up and work together?

The Telegraph ran an interesting story yesterday that would at one time seem unthinkable. Facebook and MySpace are in talks to share content across their sites.

The move would see MySpace music and video footage being shared on Facebook via the connect platform which allows users of Facebook to log on to third party sites using their Facebook ID.

“Facebook is focussing on building the best technology which helps people share content, while at MySpace they are focussing on more a content-led strategy. We would like to have their content, as we already do with many other sites, shared across our network because it is good for our users” said Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.

Sandberg’s predecessor, Owen Van Natta, is now CEO at MySpace and seems to be reading from the same hymn sheet; “We are in talks with Facebook, and other sites, about how we could partner with them.”

MySpace once dwarfed Facebook in size, but has taken a beating in recent years and has tried to differentiate itself from Facebook lately rather than try to take their rival on directly. This latest move may be seen as another admission of defeat in the social networking battle.

Here is the complete article from the Telegraph’s website.

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