MySpace has announced two deals with Microsoft: The first is a MySpace application for Windows Mobile handsets, starting on WinMo 6.1 and then broadening its scope — it will be preloaded on Windows Mobile handsets manufactured by LG (SEO: 066570). The second deal involves support for Microsoft’s Silverlight technology, a competitor to Flash reports CNET.
There’s a fair bit of commentary about the fact that Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has $240 million invested in Facebook and that MySpace search is powered by Google, as if that would be a reason for the companies not to sign a deal. However, social networking lives and dies by how many people access it, so MySpace is going to want its service on every mobile phone possible — and it’s already got mobile services for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Sidekick, Palm (NSDQ: PALM) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) handsets. Likewise, Microsoft isn’t going to say no and give people a reason not to by WinMo devices — if it works with Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) it will work with MySpace.