It’s like a special singularity just for the internet: Facebook and Netflix are apparently in talks to integrate content and, presumably, take over the world as we know it.
Netflix was just one of multiple online companies, also including music streaming service Spotify, mentioned by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as being in discussions with the social network giant during a presentation at the eG8 conference this week.
“Listening to music is something that people do with their friends. Music, TV, news, books — those types of things I think people just naturally do with their friends. I hope we can play a part in enabling those new companies to get built, and companies that are out there producing this great content to become more social.”
Movie companies have previously dealt with Facebook directly – Warner Bros. has famously streamed movie rentals through the site – but sources close to these new media negotiations say that Facebook wouldn’t be licensing any content itself with these new deals, instead working with content already licensed by their potential partners.
Pressed for more details, Facebook offered only this comment:
We’re always looking for better ways to help people discover the most relevant content on Facebook, but have nothing to announce.
Well, nothing yet, anyway.