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Facebook Music expected to let people listen live with their friends


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One last rumour before today’s f8 conference gets underway: Facebook could be launching its own Turntable.fm killer. Well, sort of. Here’s a tweet from the company’s creative director Ji Lee yesterday, which was swiftly deleted but preserved by eagle-eyed tech bloggers: “The ‘Listen with your friend’ feature in ticker is blowing my mind. Listen to what your friends are listening. LIVE.” It seems people will be able to click on links in their (new) live ticker of friend activity on Facebook, and dive into the song at the point their friend is at. Will it be as popular as asynchronous sharing? The jury’s out, but we’re intrigued to see how the new music features will fit into Facebook’s newly-redesigned news feed too. Also, we wonder what kind of licensing the Listen With Your Friend feature might require, if any, as it seems to go beyond the expectation that people will click on links to play music within the apps or sites of partner services. Source: TechCrunch

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