The business and culture of our digital lives,
from the L.A. Times

MySpace updates will appear in Google real-time search results

MySpace has just been added to Google’s real-time search results. It joins the ranks of Twitter, Yahoo Answers and others.

That means that any publicly available status updates and other information can now pop up in Google search results.

Google launched its real-time search feature in December. Facebook updates have not yet rolled out.

MySpace is taking bold steps like these to open up its data and regain its competitive edge. It hopes to borrow some of Twitter's success by encouraging developers to write sophisticated applications.

MySpace has been struggling recently to retain its audience and influence. Last week Chief Executive Owen Van Natta left after less than a year in the top job.

Here’s a blog post from Co-President Mike Jones.

-- Jessica Guynn

Comments  ()


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


How to Reach Us

To pass on technology-related story tips, ideas and press releases, contact our reporters listed below.

To reach us by phone, call (213) 237-7163


Andrea Chang
Armand Emamdjomeh
Jessica Guynn
Jon Healey
W.J. Hennigan
Tiffany Hsu
Deborah Netburn
Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Alex Pham
David Sarno