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Facebook to Buy Spotify

Gordon Kelly


Facebook to Buy Spotify

Spotify is clearly looking for investors. Earlier this week 3 bought into Spotify and now talk is Facebook may want the whole lot...

According to TechCrunch "Facebook has been talking with the European startup about a partnership for well over a year... but that the talks have intensified dramatically in the last week." It also notes Mark Zuckerberg's recent Facebook status was "Spotify is so good" though whether that has anything to do with the price of pork in China, we don't know. I also can't find any evidence of this from his wall posts.

Furthering its claims however TechCrunch goes on to say that Facebook investor Li Ka-Shing has also recently become a major big stockholder in Spotify and the MySpace purchase of popular Facebook music app iLike has Facebook twitchy for an alternative.

Yes all this makes sense, but then again so have many potential unions down the years that never came off: Firefox and Google, Microsoft and a fledgingly RIM, Intel and nVidia, Seagate and SanDisk, etc. Meanwhile many obvious car crashes pushed on regardless: HP and Compaq, Microsoft and Yahoo!, ITV and Friends Reunited and so on and so on and so on.

Where would a Facebook/Spotify union fit in all this? Probably somewhere in the middle. Personally, if I were RIM I'd snap it up in a heartbeat and build something to give iTunes a run for its money...


via TechCrunch

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