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Facebook Is About To Launch A Music Service Called Vibes

The rumor has been around for a while that Facebook is preparing to offer a musical service to their 750 million members. According to their proclamations, Facebook isn’t looking at becoming a content provider but will provide a social layer to the infrastructure to allow another player use their interface.

It would be hard to imagine Facebook taking on the sector by themselves after Mark Zuckerberg’s recent declarations.

Facebook Set For $1 Billion In Social Gaming Revenue

Facebook Inc is on course to generate $1 billion in revenue this year from social gaming, according to Kevin Ryan, a leading Internet entrepreneur and former chief executive of online advertising giant DoubleClick.

Most of that revenue will come from advertising.”The $1 billion forecast also includes revenue from Facebook Credits, which allow users to buy items for games and other activities on the social network” , he added.

Facebook Plans “Awesome” Launch Next Week: Zuckerberg

EO and founder Mark Zuckerberg told reporters in a visit to Facebook’s Seattle office on Wednesday that the company planned to “launch something awesome” next week.

He said the project had been developed at the 40-person Seattle office, Facebook’s only major engineering center outside of its Palo Alto, California headquarters.

Infinera’s Digital Optical Network: First To Use WDM

Infinera was founded on the idea of bringing the benefits of digital networking to consumers worldwide. Being a company of many firsts, Infinera’s Digital Optical Network is the first switched WDM (wavelength-division multiplexing) system. WDM is a technology that splices a number of optical carrier signals using different wavelengths from a single source. Through a single strand of fiber, signals are multiplied and channeled, largely reducing the need for cable management.