REUTERS -- Jan 10 -- MySpace launches its French site this week as part of it's move into Europe. A beta site has been running in France for several months and officially goes live on Thursday. MySpace competes against Skyblog -- part of a larger company called Orbus. Skyblog grew out of a French rap radio station and has been working on English, Spanish and German blogging services. According to latest data from comScore Media Metrix, Skyblog had 7 million uniques in France in November, compared with 1.3 million for MySpace. MySpace UK had 6.9 million uniques. In Germany, MySpace's beta site has more than 2.4 million monthly uniques and is expected to launch in a few weeks. An Italian site should be live within a couple of months.
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