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New music service to use Facebook and iTunes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2007 19:54 User comments (2)

New music service to use Facebook and iTunes Qloud, the new music service by Steve Case has a very interesting premise. It wants to help users share his or her iTunes music library with their friends using an application on the social networking site Facebook.
The company went into beta three months ago and since then it has gained over a million registered users and totaled 120 million plays according to the company.

Qloud "looks at a user's library of songs in iTunes, and then syncs it with an application on Facebook. The service isn't necessarily streaming music from your own computer: instead it is matching songs from your library to its own catalog of six million plus songs."

You will need to get a plug-in for iTunes however, or the linking between the applications won't work. The service will also allow users to search the libraries of their Facebook friends, as well as play and exchange playlists. Users can then adds songs from their friend's libraries to their own.

"Although there are hundreds of music sites, Qloud provides consumers with unparalleled choice, control and convenience,"
Case said of his service. "We're delighted to be partnering with a 'supergroup' of legends from the music and Internet industries to take music -- and social networks -- to a whole new level."

While it can only be accessed through Facebook currently, the company said it hopes to add it to more platforms as well as the option to use other media software besides iTunes.


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2 user comments

112.11.2007 16:21

I remember recently joimg facebook and it asking me that when i tried to add music i did not do it because of that security problem i thought it could gain access to my computers info and i think i am still not going to try this feature.

219.11.2007 2:14

The internet is one of the biggest if not the biggest industry in world right now. Everyone is trying to capitalize on its domination.

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