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Out of all the media conglomorates, News Corp. seems to employ the best futurists:

1) In the Fall of 2005, News Corp. purchased MySpace

2) In June 2006, News Corp. announced a partnership with China Mobile.

3) Last week News Corp. purchased Jamba, a mobile content provider.

4) Today, GigaOM reported that MySpace executives are in high level discussions with China Mobile regarding a shared future with China Mobile’s 250 Million subscribers.

At a lecture regarding the future of media, a senior manager at my former advertising agency said, “if you want to see the future, look to Asia.” Mobile consumption in Asia is way ahead of the United States: in 2005, Japanese mobile internet usage surpassed web browsing via PC. (this article blew my mind)

Will mobile prove to be the new medium?

[tags] news corp, myspace, china mobile, rupert murdoch, japan, china, marketing.fm, marketing blogs [/tags]

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