Does Google Want To Challenge Apple's 'Cloud Music' Plans?
February 18, 2010 at 4:30 AM (PT)
The music industry's desire to see a competitor to APPLE's iTUNES may be coming true, as GOOGLE is reportedly prepping to be APPLE's competition when STEVE JOBS and company roll out their expected iTUNES cloud music service. CNET reports GOOGLE has showed interest in possibly acquiring LOS ANGELES-based CATCH MEDIA, a company which has developed a technology that helps hardware companies and service providers register, track, route and clear digital media as it moves across different platforms.
Last month, CNET reported that "APPLE has spoken to the top labels about plans to offer a streaming music service free of charge to consumers. Before agreeing to any new licensing deals, the labels are waiting for APPLE to supply more information."
A GOOGLE spokesman responded to the report by writing, "While we're always talking to various people about various things, we don't comment on rumor or speculation."