CNET: Google Music Store To Launch This Fall
June 15, 2010 at 4:21 AM (PT)
The iTUNES store is currently the largest music retailer, but a new competitor is on the horizon reports CNET, as GOOGLE continues to build its own music service. "According to multiple music industry sources, GOOGLE could launch a music service that offers song downloads and streaming music as early as this FALL."
With GOOGLE's ANDROID mobile phone operating system making inroads on APPLE's iPHONE, the company is expected to give users of ANDROID phones "a better music offering. At GOOGLE's I/O conference last month, the search engine offered attendees a demonstration of a Web-based iTUNES competitor. Also TECHCRUNCH reported two weeks ago that it discovered a 'GOOGLE MUSIC' logo hosted on GOOGLE's domain."
ANDROID, however, isn't the only focus GOOGLE apparently has on the music business. CNET writes that they have "learned that GOOGLE first stoked excitement among executives at some of the top four major labels during the Consumer Electronics Show in JANUARY. That's where they revealed some of the features that a GOOGLE music store might include, such as tying digital downloads and streaming music to GOOGLE's search results."