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Vodafone announces new MySpace deal

Fancy yourself as a budding music journalist?
Fancy yourself as a budding music journalist?

Shares in Vodafone rose today following the announcement by the UK mobile operator of a deal with News Corp's MySpace to offer footage from Vodafone-sponsored music events to MySpace users.

The new 'Vodafone Music Reporter' service will be made available in Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – allowing music fans to mix-up their own content with that of others in classic Web 2.0 fashion.

Festival reporters wanted

UK MySpace users can check out to share their pics and videos of Vodafone Music Unlimited events.

"I guess content is what they want now to drive volumes over the 3G network," a trader told Reuters.

Vodafone shares were up 2.2 percent following the news.