Los Angeles – News Corp.’s (NYSE: NWS) MySpace online social network has
acquired the assets and employees of Threadbox, the provider of a social
messaging service, VentureBeat reported.

Financial terms of the deal were not

Founded in 2008, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Threadbox offers a social
messaging service that aims to replace email and instant messaging with a
"thread-focused" system.

The company has raised $2 million to date
from Venrock and angel investors.


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