#93 – Myspace Loses 12 Years’ of Music

#93 – Myspace Loses 12 Years' of Music

Chris EvansData Management, Garbage Collection

This week, Chris and Martin discuss the issues at Myspace, which recently disclosed that 12 years’ worth of user content had been lost during a (failed) server migration.  The once-mighty Myspace was the largest social networking site from 2005 to 2009 (according to Wikipedia) and had estimated revenues of $109 million in 2011.  So, how could a company with such as large valuation and solid revenue manage to lose data so easily? In 2005, News Corporation purchased Myspace for $580 million, later selling he company in 2011 for a rumoured $35 million.  Would there have …