Facebook Vibes could be music service linked to Spotify

Facebook Vibes could be music service linked to Spotify
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(CBS) - A Facebook music service is rumored to be in the queue.

The speculation comes after technology blogger Jeff Rose published a snippet of code that looks like a call to download an app called "Facebook Vibes."

These rumors have a lot of weight considering a Forbes report in May regarding a partnership with Facebook and Spotify. The deal - which has not been confirmed - is said to have no monetary exchange and will offer the music service on Facebook for access to the social network's user base. 

The service would let Facebook's users listen to music from the site, even simultaneously with friends. The U.K.-based music service has Sony Music and EMI Music on board and is expanding to the U.S. this year.

The social networking site has dabbled with music in the past. One of the early popular apps was iLike, the music application that was later bought out by MySpace. In 2008, TechCrunch reported that company reached out to music services like Last.fm, iMeem and iLike to discuss terms of a Facebook music service.

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