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Facebook to launch a music dashboard?

Facebook is reportedly partnering with music services to have streaming music. (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS)

The social networking site is reportedly working on a music dashboard, according to GigaOm. The company is planning partnerships with several music services and will add a tab to user profiles showing songs users have listened to on music sites they subscribe to, such as Pandora and European streaming music service Spotify, GigaOm reports. Facebook will also showcase song and album recommendations from friends, according to the report.

The feature will also reportedly show what a user’s friends are listening to in real time — an aspect that’s already raising privacy concerns, PC World reported. Some users may prefer to keep their listening histories private. If Facebook makes the sharing opt-out, as it has done with several other tweaks to its site, it may see yet another privacy outcry.

Last month, a report from Forbes indicated that the site had signed an agreement with Spotify after Facebook chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said that the company’s next focus would be on music.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.



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