MySpace's Numerous Failed Attempts at Acquiring Facebook

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According to a new book written by Wall Street Journal editor Julia Angwin called “Stealing MySpace”, MySpace failed to acquire Facebook for $75 million back in February of 2005. Mike Arrington, who has access to a draft copy of the book also states that toward the end of 2005, the two companies met again, at which time Mark Zuckerberg requested $750 million, nearly ten times what he previously asked for only a few months earlier.

Facebook’s sky-rocketing popularity has resulted in numerous failed acquisitions.

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