MySpace to take on Google News and Digg

The Times Online and AP report that MySpace is going into the news search business with a new service that will scour the internet for stories and let users vote on which ones receive the most exposure. This approach combines elements of Google News and Digg. It also indicates that the social networking site has ambitions to become a portal like Yahoo.

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