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Justin Timberlake plots MySpace rebirth

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By John Glenday, Reporter

January 10, 2012 | 1 min read

Popular crooner Justin Timberlake has been singing the praises of the troubled MySpace social platform (which he co-owns with Specific Media) at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Timberlake was there to tout the latest Panasonic VIERA telly, whose claim to fame is an app called MySpace TV which aims to make collapsing on the sofa a far more sociable experience.

The app will allow viewers to see what their friends are watching as well as post comments via their smartphone, TV or tablet device.

In a statement Timberlake said: “Why text or email your friends to talk about your favourite programs after they’ve aired when you could be sharing the experience with real-time interactivity from anywhere across the globe?

“As the plot of your favourite drama unfolds, the joke of your favourite SNL character plays, or even the last second shot of your favourite team swishes the net, we’re giving you the opportunity to connect your friends to your moments as they’re actually occurring.”

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