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Google to Launch Internet-Based Music Service

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May 10, 2011, 9:49 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

According to unnamed sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, Google is prepared to announce a new music streaming service as soon as today. The service would act similar to Amazon's recently launched Cloud Drive music player, allowing users to upload their own music files and then stream the music to various types of devices, such as desktop computers or mobile handsets. The Journal reports that the new Google music service may launch as soon as today, and it will work with handsets running Google's Android platform. The Journal suggests that users will have to manage their own content, and won't be able to download music stored on Google's servers. Google has yet to officially announce this service.




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May 10, 2011, 10:23 AM

Lack of download is not cool

I was excitedly waiting a Google Music service, but the lack of a download feature is a real negative for me. Am I looking to share my music to pirate it? No, not at all. The reason I want to be able to download it is so that I could upload it all, delete it from my system, and keep my archive in Google with the ability to download it one day in the future or if I want to have a few songs locally on my Android device. I do this now with my photos on Picasa as I uploaded them all, deleted them locally, and can download albums whenever I want. So without being able to download it, I would not feel comfortable deleting it from my local system after uploading it to Google. Google has always been one to allow you to keep full access to your data ...
I have over 1200 songs in my personal music library. I didn't spend 1200 to get it
Yes. Absolutely it is. Why would I buy music even at a $1 a pop if I could get it for free? A thousand songs for a thousand dollars or a thousand for $0.
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