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Facebook and Spotify give birth to FaceSpotify
30 May 2011

Music streaming service Spotify have reported plans with Facebook to stream tracks through the social networking juggernaut outside of the US, according to reports.

The mainly free (bigger download allowances demand a fee), ad-supported, Sweden-based music streaming service recently announced its intention to launch in the American market and fuelled speculation that an Australian launch was on the cards.

That expansion appears to be coming through Facebook, as an unnamed source told the magazine that the website is testing a platform that allows users to stream Spotify’s 13 million tracks through the website.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg said at a Paris G8 forum that he was hoping to allow entertainment content companies to become “more social” through Facebook’s platform.

“We’re going to see a lot of the transformation in these industries over the next three, five years that we have with gaming so far,” he said.

“These industries can be rebuilt from the ground up with social. The opportunities when you make these companies social are a lot bigger than they are [currently].

[via Your Daily SPA]

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