In the latest speculation on Facebook’s future, users are one step closer in revealing its next move with Facebook and Spotify teaming up by hiring one of Spotify’s Chief Designers. Spotify is an online steaming service for music, similar to Lala the service Apple acquired quite a few months ago.
A unique feature of Spotify includes the ability to share your personal playlists with Facebook contacts, straight within the desktop client. This allows for even better social connectivity through the picking of favorite tunes and sharing it with a community which is another possiblity of hiring a designer from the music streaming service.
With the hiring of Rasmus Andersson, Chief Designer at Spotify, it gives tech pundits a clue that Facebook may be masterminding something in the music genre. No specific details were announced regarding what Andersson would be doing at the company, other than to release this statement on his personal blog back in June.
I believe Facebook is a very interesting entity which is changing the way we look at the internet in large – I’m thrilled and very happy to become a part of that. For me, working with basic human needs (music, social interaction, etc) in an aspect where peoples lives are being improved, has always been the focus of my professional life, thus both Spotify and now Facebook.
Andersson joins Facebook in October, which could help him get on the Google band-wagon as they’re planning a cloud-based streaming service of their own in Q4 of 2010.