Google ‘to launch music download store in 2010’ to rival Apple’s iTunes

Google is planning to launch a music download service linked to its search engine later this year in a bid to up the ante against Apple, according to a report.The Wall Street Journal report states that the search giant is preparing to launch the music download offering in 2010, followed by an online subscription service in 2011.The newspaper cites “people familiar with Google’s discussions with the music industry” as its sources, but was unable to confirm whether an actual deals have been signed with record labels so far. see:Google to launch music service – report
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.

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