Today in Tech: RIP, Friendster (sort of)

April 27, 2011: 6:30 AM ET

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  • Remember Friendster? The social network pioneer which launched in 2002 and lost ground to MySpace and then Facebook, is deleting all user-uploaded photos, blogs, comments and groups -- effectively killing off its roots -- repositioning itself as a social entertainment site, and focusing on Asian users. Not quite the death of Friendster proper, but certainly the end of Friendster as we know it. (TechCrunch)
  • Amazon's recent spending on warehouses and data centers showed in first-quarter profits that surprised analysts by missing expectations: profits fell 33% to $201 million compared with a year ago. (New York Times)
  • Why Fox, Paramount, and Disney are holding out on YouTube's movies-on-demand service. (The Wrap) More
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