Google to launch music service

By Reuters
Posted June 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Google Inc. is planning to launch an online music downloading service tied to its search engine, the Wall Street Journal reported, a move that would pit it against Apple Inc and its popular iTunes site.

Google’s plans are still vague, but it has been “stepping up conversations” about offering music services online as well as over mobile phones that use its Android operating system, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the company’s talks with the music industry.
It was unclear whether Google had signed deals with record labels, the report said, adding that the launch of a music downloading store was still months away.

Google and Apple have become competitors since the launch of Google’s Android operating system, a rival to Apple’s iPhone.

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One comment:

  1. Chris June 22, 2010 at 11:27 a.m.

    I hope this is launched soon and it ties in with their purchase of Simplify Media, I loved using that to stream music from my main PC at home to my phone and other machines.