Good thing Google's CEO left Apple's board of directors. After a smart phone platform, web browser, and operating system, Google may soon unleash a music service to rival iTunes, as well. TechCrunch cites "multiple sources" as saying Google has been going around inking deals with record labels these past few weeks.
The site doesn't add much, but it says you can expect something different from the service Google introduced in China last year, which reportedly lets users search for and download music for free. Call it a hunch, but we wouldn't be surprised if U.S. consumers had to pay up.
TechCrunch adds that the new service may offer song downloads, streams, or "both." An example of the stream and download model already exists in Rhapsody, which gives users unlimited streaming access to its music catalog for a $12.99 monthly subscription, although it charges separate fees for MP3 downloads.
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