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Facebook Adding ‘Ticker’ for Music, Video Service?

Social media behemoth Facebook is going to unveil on Thursday a new service, which will enable users to know in real time what their buddies are listening or watching online.

According to reports, the site is currently planning to introduce the new “ticker” streams in collaboration with some major media companies at its f8 conference hosted in San Francisco.

Also, reports are surfacing that Facebook-daddy Mark Zuckerberg will himself launch this new service as a part of a “read, watch and listen” theme during the conference on 22nd September.

Zuckerberg is also expected to announce some changes in the “Like” button, which could eventually see the same old “Like” option be replaced by other verbs such as “Desire”, “Need” or “Want”.

If we are to believe the word on the streets, music is going to take the centre stage in Facebook’s announcements, unveiling new features and services. Reports have also surfaced that Spotify and online video site Vevo are going to introduce new apps, aimed at allowing Facebook users to enjoy their services from within the site itself.

According to industry experts, these new steps taken by the social media giant is desperately aimed at maintaining its fan base and mitigating any threat that coming from the arch-rival Google’s Google+.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.