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MySpace, NBC Team Up on Election News

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Source: Reuters

News Corp.'s MySpace Internet social network, NBC News and MSNBC.com have launched an online hub for U.S. presidential elections coverage for younger voters.

The new site, called Decision '08, will be a part of MySpace's existing Impact Channel, an area of the world's largest social network devoted to political information and tools.

Decision '08 will feature news and analysis from NBC reporters as well as an interactive map with election statistics. One area of the new section will let MySpace users help report big political events.

NBC News and MSNBC.com are units of NBC Universal, which is controlled by General Electric (NYSE: GE).

NBC is also planning Olympics coverage that will be a combination of its online and mobile offerings.

Users will be able to watch competitions on-demand, get alerts to watch live competitions, e-mail highlights to friends and watch live on mobile devices.

NBC also recently launched a joint venture with News Corp. (NYSE: NWS)in online video. The streaming video platform Hulu, featuring content from NBC and Fox, launched in October 2007 as a private beta. The public launch was March 12.

The content is available on Hulu.com and also distributed by several partners, including AOL, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE: TWX).