Facebook's rumoured music service could be called Facebook Vibes. The name was spotted in the new-- but will that be the service's final name, and how is Spotify involved?
The reference was spotted in the code for Facebook video calling by software developer, open-source hacker, and salsa dancer Jeff Rose, who wondered whether Facebook video chat used his installed Skype or installed a second copy.
The code seems to be preparing to download Vibes at a later stage. It's not clear whether the music service will be called Vibes -- after all, video chat isn't called Peek, that's just the video calling plugin. And Vibes is, frankly, a rubbish name. We wouldn't be surprised if it was called simply Facebook Music.
Facebook is rumoured to be Spotify is finally opening to US music fans, which means deals with record labels may well be in place to reach all or most of Facebook's 750 million users around the world., which would fit with Mark Zuckerberg's policy of getting partners like Skype to integrate features into the social network. And that rumour gains credence with the news that
If we were Mark Zuckerberg and pals, we wouldn't hang about before releasing new features: the arrival of thesocial network .
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