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Google Music store coming this fall?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2010 14:27 User comments (1)

Google Music store coming this fall? According to Cnet, Google is actively creating a digital music store that will compete against Apple's iTunes and Amazon's MP3 Store.
Sources cited by the report say Google could launch the service as early as "the fall," and the service will also be bundled into Android, the popular mobile operating system.

The service will likely be called Google Music.

Cnet adds that Google first pitched the idea to record label execs at the CES in January, in which features such as "tying digital downloads and streaming music to Google's search results," will be standard.

Google is not new to the music business, as they actively helped Google Search users stream music through Lala and iLike. Both sites have since been purchased, however, Lala by Apple and iLike by MySpace and integrated into iTunes and Myspace Music.

iTunes currently controls a massive 72 percent of the digital music market.

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116.6.2010 5:21

The good news: Future Android roms will not have the useless Amazon MP3 app.

The bad news: Future Android roms will have a useless Google MP3 app.

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