The rumours continue to fly about Facebook’s upcoming music push, which is expected to be announced at the f8 developer conference in San Francisco next week. TechCrunch has been tipped off to two particular features: Last.fm-like scrobbling and track unification across different services. The former is fairly logical: keeping a record of songs played and automatically making them available to view on Facebook, although no details are given on how exactly this will work or how it will be displayed. The second is more interesting though: the idea that tracks will be matched across different music services tying into Facebook’s platform. “This means that if you’re listening to Rdio and a track goes up on your profile, a MOG user can click on the track and still hear the exact same song in full,” explains the report. “Essentially, you’ll only need to sign up for one of the major music services Facebook is launching with to be able to access most content.”
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