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Google: No plans for music store at this time

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
News Categories: Digital Media

Google has denied reports that it plans to acquire Napster or launch its own digital music store. The New York Post, citing anonymous sources, claimed yesterday that Google was considering an extensive alliance with Napster or an “outright acquisition” of company. Robert Peck of Bear Stearns predicted last week that Google will launch “Google Tunes” within the next six months.

The internet search giant said the published report was untrue and that it will not roll out a music service in the foreseeable future. “We have no plans to acquire Napster, nor do we have plans to develop a music store at this time,” Google spokeswoman Sonya Boralv said in a statement. She noted that Google recently introduced a new search feature that offers users faster access to music-related information.

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1

Google is lying.  They will have a store within six months.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on February 1, 2006 at 12:26 PM (PDT)

2

and Apple had no plans for an iPod video player six months ago too, right?

Posted by Lawrence Mikkelsen in New Zealand on February 1, 2006 at 12:48 PM (PDT)

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