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MySpace updates will appear in Google real-time search results

February 16, 2010 | 12:57 pm

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