Facebook is talking with music labels, but why?

The social network is looking to get involved in music, but what that means is still undetermined


Facebook has held talks with the major labels about “getting into music,” multiple sources tell The Verge. Facebook has spoken with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group about its interest in music, but to what extent the social network wants to get involved is still up in the air — while the popular assumption may be a streaming service, sources say that Facebook hasn’t yet decided precisely what it wants to do.


But why would Facebook be interested in any kind of music service? Engagement. People already spend a ton of time on Facebook — over 40 minutes a day in the US — but those numbers would dramatically increase if your musical existence was tied in any meaningful way to the service. One source suggested that Facebook’s video platform may play a role in its plans. The company wants to do something “unique” according to sources, but how that will manifest is yet to be determined.

Sources were quick to stress that discussions between Facebook and the labels are still in the very early stages, and nothing has been made final. Facebook declined to comment on the talks.

With the rapid growth of Facebook Video, it’s no surprise that it would have an interest in dipping its toes in other forms entertainment. The company has long shown an interest in music, partnering with Spotify to help launch it in the United States. Facebook has tried to integrate music into its service a number of times, putting listen buttons on artist pages and adding a turntable-like feature that lets you listen to what your friends were listening to, but it hasn’t gone much further than that.The company has been very selective when it comes to making extensive changes to its core service, and adding any kind of substantial musical component would definitely qualify as a big shift.

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft all offer their own music services, leaving Facebook as the outlier among tech’s five biggest corporations. With 1.44 billion users and 798 million mobile users on the service every day, Facebook can potentially match the reach of Apple Music, which has the advantage of having 800 million potential users with credit cards on file. With that kind of reach, Facebook is easily one of the few outside companies that could throw a serious wrench into a streaming market — if Facebook ends up building a streaming service at all — whose major players appeared to have been set for the long haul.

Sony Music, Warner Music, and Universal Music Group declined to comment.


Google engineer apologizes after Photos app tags two black people as gorillas

Google came under fire this week after its new Photos app categorized photos in one of the most racist ways possible. On June 28th, computer programmer Jacky Alciné found that the feature kept tagging pictures of him and his girlfriend as “gorillas.” He tweeted at Google asking what kind of sample images the company had used that would allow such a terrible mistake to happen.


Google’s chief social architect Yonatan Zunger responded quickly, apologizing for the feature.


As part of the new Photos app, users’ photos can be tagged and arranged automatically based on objects in the photos. For instance, pictures of skyscrapers are all arranged in an album appropriately labeled “skyscrapers.” The tag feature learns as it receives more data, refining its method for recognizing and categorizing objects. The feature is flawed,but categorization isn’t the only step in photography that companies have had trouble with.

For years, Kodak used a coating on its film that favored Caucasian skin tones, making it more difficult to shoot darker skin. Nikon and other consumer camera companies have also had a history of showing bias to white faces with their facial recognition software. Zunger says that Google has had similar issues with facial recognition due to inadequate analysis of skin tones and lighting. “We used to have a problem with people (of all races) being tagged as dogs,” Zunger says.

Google attempted to fix the algorithm, but ultimately removed the gorilla label altogether. Zunger noted that the company is working on longer-term fixes that revolve around which labels could be problematic and better recognition of dark-skinned faces.



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We are pleased to inform that as part of our corporate restructuring exercise, effective from 12th August 2013 ( ” the Transfer Date” ),  eSky LLC ( registered in Malaysia ) of which having an existing agreement with your esteemed company, have sold and transferred our wholesale business units to StarSSip Limited ( registered in Hong Kong having company number 1936615 ).

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Company Name : StarSSip Limited
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eSky Top Offer for USA, China, Malaysia & Cuba on June 2013

1. China CLI support for special code ( 861, 110, short code ) : $0.021. 1/1

Prefix : 90084 / 90085 ( 2 dedicated routes ) : total capacity : 1000 ports


2. China CLI CC landline & Mobile : $0.031 , 1/1

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Prefix : 999200 —-> 999208 ( 9 dedicated routes with 500 ports each ): total capacity 4500 ports


3. China CLI CC landline & Mobile : $0.033, 6/6

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4. USA CC non CLI : $0.008 , 1/1

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6. USA toll free termination : $0.00,

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8. Cuba Non CLI : $0.37, 1/1

capacity: 30 ports


We Offer:

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Payment terms: Prepaid or Bi-lateral or Pospay ( upon management approval )
Payment Mode: PayPal, Western Union/Express Money, Bank Wire ( Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore & Philippines )

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eSky is one of the leading global providers of mobile VoIP solutions and wholesale VoIP airtime services.

We are connected with more than 100 Tier 1 and Tier 2 Telecommuncations companies worldwide. We send over 100 million minutes VoIP traffic every month
with eSky ENUM Mobile VoIP softswitches in USA, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

As part of the company global expansion plan, we are looking for investors, partners and employees who have

1. confident in Mobile VoIP industry
2. willing to support us in the period of growth
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Join us for your next career move! ( Full Time and Part Time jobs is available now )

A. Technical Support Team ( based in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China and USA )

- Customer support engineers  – 5 posts

B. Business n development Team ( based in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Morocco, UK, USA, China, Colombia, Chile, Brazil )

- Business Development Manager – 3 posts
- Sales Manager – 3 posts
- Sales executive – 10 posts
- Project Manager – 3 posts
- PR Manager –  1 post

C. Admin n Operation Team ( based in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong )

- PA to CEO  – 1 post
- admin executive – 1 post
- secretary – 1 post

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1. Your resume with Full Name , contact detail
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A. Normal Routes

Premium Wholesale CLI.

1. Malaysia Mobile CLI : 0.021
2. Malaysia fixed line : 0.0085
3. India : 0.012
4. Singapore : 0.008
5. China CLI : 0.016

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1. Malaysia Mobile : 0.0158
2. Malaysia fixed line : 0.007
3. Cuba 0.49
4. HK Proper : 0.0075
5. HK Mobile : 0.0025
6. Cambodia : 0.03
7. Laos : 0.045
8. Taiwan Proper : 0.015
9. China : 0.006
10. Jamaica :0.11
11. Myanmar :0.165

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China CC ( Single dtmf ) : 0.026 ( fas free )
China CC ( Dual dtmf ) : 0.036 ( fas free )
Korea mobile CC : 0.06
Korea fixed CC : 0.04
Taiwan fixed CC : 0.03
Thailand CC : 0.03
Malaysia fixed CC : 0.025
Malaysia mobile CC : 0.05
USA CC : 0.01


We Offer:

• 24×7 Customer Support
• 100% CLI Routes n 100% Non-CLI Routes for your choices
• Free Test Account
• CDR Web Panel
Payment terms: Prepaid or Bi-lateral only
Payment Mode: PayPal, Western Union/Express Money, Bank Wire ( Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore & Philippines )

For Further details, Contact:

Email :
Skype : eskyjonathan / esky_noc
eSky : +60197797999
WhatsApp / Viber / Line / WeChat / Kakaotalk / StarSSip : +60197797999

Happy Holidays from eSky

eSky wishes you a Blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Immanuel : God with us!

May the Peace, joy, love and hope be with you all through 2013.

May the wonderful celebrations of the season
bring you joy and good cheer!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Пусть эти замечательные праздники принесут
Вам радость и веселье!
Счастливого Рождества и Нового года!

Nous vous souhaitons une bonne et heureuse nouvelle
année, ainsi qu’à tous vos proches. À l’aube du Nouvel
An, acceptez de tout coeur les voeux les plus chaleureux:
l’années à venir…

Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος!

Prettige Kerstdagen en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!


Best Regards,
Jonathan Leong
On behalf of the eSky Team