Facebook rolls out "Listen With" feature enabling friends to join in listening to streams in real time

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 12:25pm

Facebook has just launched a new feature called that gives users a "chatroom-like" environment in which to listen to music together.

The "Listen With" feature enable users to play DJ and let Facebook friends join them in listening to the tunes they're streaming via Spotify or Rdio. It's the newest feature of Facebook's real-time sharing Open Graph.

(Facebook users know they can already see what they're friends are listening to and click a link to hear the same song. But this new feature allows you to "tune in" and listen together in a "unified virtual environment.")

Sounds like, no? Mashable writes, "Multiple people will be able to listen in on one friend’s music, and the entire group will be able chat together... it’s a lot like without the avatars or the 'awesome' button.

Read Facebook's announcement on their blog here; read Mashable's coverage here.

Mashable chronicles 10-year history of wireless home music system Sonos

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 11:50am

Sonos' line-up of products and appsWe've often covered news and updates from Sonos -- the makers of software and hardware that create a wireless music system in your home, capable of streaming Internet radio, on-demand music services and your own collection.

If you're not familiar with Sonos, how it works, or how the company got started, you may be interested in a new article from Mashable. It traces the company from its "visionary" beginnings in 2002 (back when Apple's new hot product was a Windows-compatible iPod and Pandora wasn't publically available).

You can find the full article here.

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