News Corp. is seeking to expand the relationship between and search engine Google Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported.

Google executives are reportedly expected to meet this week in Los Angeles with News Corp.'s head, Rupert Murdoch, and other executives to possibly expand a recently signed video advertising deal between Google and Santa Monica-based MySpace.

Plans for the meeting come just days after Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion, significantly boosting Google's presence in the exploding Web-video arena.

YouTube is a direct competitor to MySpace but also depends on the social networking site for a substantial share of its audience who link to YouTube videos from their MySpace pages.

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