News Corp. said it would aggressively expand into new markets with MySpace, and confirmed the launch of a Mexican version of its popular social-networking site.
The Mexican site has already been soft-launched, meaning it is up and running but not yet fully tested or promoted, CNET writes. The soft launch is expected to last for two weeks, then the site will be launched in beta.
MySpace is being test-marketed in Italy and Spain as well, according to Reuters. MySpace is operating sites in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, France, Germany and Japan. News. Corp wants to expand into at least one more market, with China the likely candidate.
Almost a million residents of Mexico currently use MySpace's U.S. site. They will have the option to join the Mexican site when it beta launches.