David Reinbold started the topic Google wants to compete with Apple in the music market? in the forum Miscellaneous 8 years, 5 months ago
Let me open by saying that I love Google products. I think that Google has revolutionized the way we think about information sharing in many respects. But I read this article today over at PC World, about how Google may soon be opening a music store, a la Apple iTunes, and offering services similar to that of Apple’s new iCloud feature. And I’m not sure how I feel.
“I think we’re close,” Android head Andy Rubin said at the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, adding that Google’s offering wouldn’t be a carbon copy of Apple’s iTunes service or Amazon’s store and cloud locker model. Rubin said Google’s approach “will have a little twist… it will have a little Google in it.”
As much as I love Google, and stand by a lot of what it offers to the public, I cannot help but be a little underwhelmed by the announcement. Apple iTunes is a behemoth, and Amazon’s music store is gaining speed. Also, services like Pandora and Spotify are changing the way we think about music. But is Google really positioned as a viable vendor for music? Is it just throwing out products to see what catches the attention of the public?
If Google + and Google Buzz are any indication, Google’s music store venture will create a lot of initial buzz, then slowly taper away into the abyss. One thing I have to commend Google for, however, is its unwavering tenacity — no matter what, the company will always try new things.
What do you think of Google’s plan to enter the music store market? Would you try it out?
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