Google Moves In on Online Music

Search giant to partner with streaming/download services
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2009 1:13 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Google is getting into the online music business. TechCrunch has learned that the search giant will partner with iLike and LaLa to integrate clips into its search engine. An announcement is planned for October 28. Both companies allow streaming on first access, a 30-second clip thereafter, and the option to buy the song, which will be replicated in Google search. The music industry is backing the move.