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Music Store coming to Google Android phones?

It was announced at the Google I/O developer conference of Google’s recent acquisition of streaming service company Simplify Media, hinting at Google’s obvious interest in tapping into the ludicrous digital music market.

For those not in the know, Simplify Media had earlier removed its iPhone app from the iPhone App space, with the cryptic message that it was moving in a difference direction. Now we know where it has headed.

“After developing the technology behind Simplify Media for over 4 years, it is time for us to take it in a new direction.” – Simplify Media‘s official statement on their website, 12 March, 2010

Simplify Media’s platform scans all drm-free music in a user’s library and allows cloud streaming from its servers to all android devices.  It remains to be seen, however, whether its platform allows offline access.

24/05/2010 Posted by | Music News | , , , | 1 Comment

An Apple & A Lala

The New York Times reported that Apple has successfully acquired Lala, the ad-free online music streaming service said to have run into a dry well of profits. According to their report, it was Lala who approached Apple with the proposal of acquirement. The industry is buzzing with the idea that Apple would make use of Lala’s technology to make downloading music completely obsolete eventually, by putting every single user’s music libraries online.

All this comes right after Lala agreed to let their content be accessed freely on Google’s Music search, as well as their recent tie-up with Facebook to allow users to send MP3s to other users as gifts.

05/12/2009 Posted by | Music News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment