MySpace flexes more muscle in social-media world

MySpace announced its plans to introduce tools for developing games, media-sharing features, and other programs in an attempt to remain the most popular social-media outlet on the web.

MySpace announced its plans to introduce tools for developing games, media-sharing features, and other programs in an attempt to remain the most popular social-media outlet on the web. The site's developers hope that the new programs will further boost MySpace's overall popularity, as outside development has done for its rival online-community, Facebook.

The developers vow to make user safety and security a top priority as they launch the platform, aiming to steer clear of application spam and security holes that Facebook encountered in its launch of outside development features last year.

The MySpace Developer Platform will launch on February 5 with a kick-off event and a workshop at its San Francisco office.

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