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Forbes:

Facebook has partnered with Spotify on a music-streaming service that could be launched in as little as two weeks, sources close to the deal have told Forbes.

The integrated service is currently going through testing, but when launched, Facebook users will see a Spotify icon appear on the left side of their newsfeed, along with the usual icons for photos and events.

Clicking on the Spotify icon will install the service on their desktop in the background, and also allow users play from Spotify’s library of millions of songs through Facebook…

It has yet to be decided if the new service will be called “Facebook Music” or “Spotify on Facebook,” but it will only be available for Facebook users in countries where Spotify has a presence, excluding the all-important United States…


Business Insider:

New Spotify integration with Facebook should scare Apple, which reportedly cut a deal with Facebook to make iTunes Ping more social. The deal fell through at the last minute, and Ping never took off.

We wouldn’t be surprised if, eventually, Spotify users were able to up their 10 hours/month quota time with Facebook Credits, but for now, Forbes reports, this is all about increasing Spotify’s brand awareness…


Two years ago, the Facebook/Spotify partnership rumors were “heating up”:




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