Amazon and Google to break Apple's iTunes?

Posted on Monday, Feb 13 2006 @ 19:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Amazon and Google are separately in talks with the music industry to launch new digital music services to attack Apple's iTunes.
“I do believe Amazon and Google will do something serious,” the chief executive of one large music company told the Financial Times. “We have had active communications in the last 60 days.”

Amazon was further advanced than Google in its plans, he said, and could launch a download service as early as the second quarter of this year. Google had “very serious” discussions with the music industry late last year, he said, but these are now moving more slowly.
Google says it has no plans at this time to develop an online music store and also denied rumours that it would takeover Napster.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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