Microsoft gives in to WordPress

Windows Live Spaces, Microsoft’s answer to services such as MySpace, will be integrated with within the next six months, in a deal that suggests the company has given up competing in the tough world of blogging.

Microsoft’s struggling service will integrate with’s platform, which already boasts 26 million users and accounts for 8.5 per cent of web content.

Customers will have their accounts and information transfered later in the year.

(Source: TechCrunch)

This article appears in issue 254 of Media Digest.




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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