MySpace ponders Brazil

Within a half hour of returning to this office for the first time in eons, I sit down with colleagues and MySpace co-founder and CEO, Chris DeWolfe. He talks confidently about expansion 18 countries, from France to China. But one country gives him pause: Brazil. He says that Google’s Orkut “is part of the national culture there, almost.” Google has 300 employees in Brazil, he says, and MySpace won’t “go into Brazil lightly.” He sees MySpace opening its standalone Brazilian site in early fall (hemisfério do norte).

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