MySpace : the power of three?

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Reuters report that social network MySpace, now owned by the Murdoch Corporation, have been in talks “for months” with eBay to allow users to post items for sale directly on their MySpace profiles.

The source is apparently “a person close to the discussions”, though no official word from either company has been received yet.

What has been confirmed is a new partnership between MySpace and Vodaphone, which will allow the latter’s customers to access their MySpace from mobile phones: users will be able “to edit their own MySpace profiles, find and add friends, post photos and blogs and send and receive MySpace messages while on the move”.

Americans last year spent more time on MySpace than any other site. With 43 million users (or thereabouts), a direct tie-in looks like a very profitable move for eBay.

One Response

  1. Even more interesting it appears that Google is somewhat annoyed at the thought of MySpace pairing up with eBay. I guess the non-descript performance of their own ecommerce and payment processing offerings are threatened with the thought of yet more competiton. Well to be honest if I was Google I’d be worried too :O



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