Google Music Service Come to Life in the Fall


Rumors of Google launching a music service have been going around for some time till yesterday it was confirmed by CNET. Google indeed is building an online music service that could debut as early as this fall. The service reportedly would include both download and streaming options.

Considering that Google and Apple have been competing against each other more often than not nowadays, this was expected. I wasn’t sure when though.

The company’s existing forays into music include its music video juggernaut, YouTube, as well as the Vevo joint venture and Music Onebox — which ties streaming options to search results for music-related topics. Google also recently acquired Simplify Media, which offers cloud-based music storage, and said that it planned to build a similar service for its Android operating system.

Whether Google will be able to successfully pull it off, that will be a different story. We will certainly monitor this and keep you all posted.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

One Response to Google Music Service Come to Life in the Fall

  1. appjudge says:

    I think it’ll be far more interesting to see how Apple responds to this, especially since their acquisition of the music streaming service, lala.

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