“Google Music will allow a user to type in the name of a band, artist, album or song in the main Google search bar special, and results will appear at the top, accompanied by icons of music notes, said Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience at Google,” Elinor Mills reports for CNET News. “Items that can be purchased will have links to merchants for online ordering or downloading, she said. Initial merchant partners include Apple Computer’s iTunes service, RealNetworks Rhapsody, eMusic and Amazon.com.”
“‘We aren’t building out a music store,’ Mayer said. ‘We are getting people to the iTunes store’ and others,” Mills reports.
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An example of Apple’s iTunes Music Store being linked to a Google search for “U2” is here: http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=HWZlDZ6iktF
Funniest bit? The “and others” addendum. The iTunes Music Store steamroller continues.
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