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Will Google Music add P2P file sharing?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Oct 2011 0:08

Will Google Music add P2P file sharing? Google Music, the cloud locker that is set to expand into a fully fledged music download service in the coming weeks, could be coming with a twist, P2P file sharing.
How the service will work is anyone who purchases a song can share it with friends who can then play it a limited amount of times before deciding if they want to purchase it or not.

If true, the file sharing could be what Andy Rubin was alluding too when he said Music would come with "a little twist - it will have a little Google in it. It won't just be selling 99-cent tracks."

There has been word that Google is missing the catalog of a major label (here's looking at you Warner) but that the company plans to launch the store in the coming weeks, regardless.

Google Music will come into a market dominated by Apple (and to a lesser degree Amazon), but Google certainly has the ecosystem (and Android) to get the service out to millions of consumers.

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