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Apple to shut down Lala on May 31

Lala.com, the music streaming service Apple purchased last December, will be shutting down on May 31. Around the time of Apple’s acquisition, it was said the company wanted to use Lala’s technology and streaming expertise to offer a streaming service on iTunes in addition to the its normal purchase and download model. According to the site, Lala users will receive iTunes credit for all money spent purchasing web songs, wallet balances, and unredeemed gift cards. Lala launched in June 2006 as a CD trading service before re-focusing on digital music uploads and streaming the next year. [via Engadget]

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For Mac users who subscribe to Lala, this is pure cannibalism on Apple’s part. They have subsumed a service that has outdone is own. Lala is not just a place to find music; it is online community where people go to actually discuss and review music, and now Apple is destroying that. Lala has offered unprecedented exposure to new music and, of course, the affordable compromise of purchasing web albums. This takeover is one of petty greed, perhaps jealousy, and has seriously compromised my already faltering loyalty to the Apple brand.

Posted by Charles Starrett on April 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM (CDT)

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