New MySpace Everything Interface May Get News Corp Into Trouble

Folks at ReadWriteWeb have written about a new section that MySpace has been experimenting called MySpace Everything. The section, located at MySpace.com/Everything is noted to be a celebrity news portal that will aggregate celebrity news content from elsewhere and is aimed at driving up subscriptions to topic news and consequently enliven the MySpace news feed. […]

Folks at ReadWriteWeb have written about a new section that MySpace has been experimenting called MySpace Everything. The section, located at MySpace.com/Everything is noted to be a celebrity news portal that will aggregate celebrity news content from elsewhere and is aimed at driving up subscriptions to topic news and consequently enliven the MySpace news feed.

While this does sound like an exciting experiment, trouble is that the MySpace Everything is everything that Yahoo OMG does. Yahoo OMG, as you may know is a celebrity news website that has a characteristic photo-heavy look to it where news items are lined up by images and not text.

MySpace Everything UI

Yahoo OMG UI

This could potentially invite legal trouble for News Corp that is already battling the loss of eyeballs on what was once the world’s biggest social network. Yahoo had filed for a patent application on the OMG user interface. To be fair, the patent to the Sunnyvale based company is still pending. But in case it does, News Corp may have to feed their lawyers one more time.