There is some speculation in blogosphere and by Forbes that Google will soon to be taking on Apple and their prized iTunes music store head on. According to the analyst Bear Stearns who maintained an "outperform" rating on Google because he believes they may be looking to expand into the MP3 downloading business in saying:
"We believe that Google is in the midst of creating its own iTunes competitor, which we've dubbed 'Google Tunes' ... We think this is a logical step, now that the nascent Google Video product has been introduced."
Apple vs. Google, now this could get interesting! Alice Hill of RealTechNews bring up a great point in saying:
"If Google is about serving ads, a free ad-based music platform could shake things up and that sounds very, very possible."
I agree it is possible but Google had better think to make it easy to transition users from iTunes to a Google Tunes offering since there are already so many loyal iTunes customers that may not move their music libraries.
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