MySpace Teaming Up with Vodafone, Possibly eBay


MySpace has been quite busy with significant ventures with British mobile phone company Vodafone Group Plc and a rumored upcoming deal with ebay. Wednesday, it was announced that My Space and Vodafone will team up so that Vodafone customers can access MySpace from their cell phones.

According to Reuters, MySpace has been making efforts to boost its global presence and has begun to expand internationally. Vodafone is Europe’s largest mobile carrier and would help MySpace further infiltrate the European market.

In a joint press statement, both Vodafone and MySpace affirmed, “The partnership will enable millions of Vodafone customers to access MySpace mobile, allowing them to edit their own MySpace profiles, find and add friends, post photos and blogs and send and receive MySpace messages while on the move.”

Beginning in the first-half of this year, Vodafone will begin to implement this service within the UK, and will pre-load MySpace mobile software on select handsets while also making it available for download from its Vodafone live! site.

As for the possible eBay teamup, the Wall Street Journal claims that MySpace parent News Corp has been in talks with the online auction leader for the last several months, with the hopes of allowing MySpace users to have the ability to buy and sell from one another using eBay as an outlet, including the PayPal system. Items for sale would be able to be listed within user profiles and eBay auctions would sync with MySpace for automatic updates.


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