Main | Friday, April 30, 2010

Apple Kills Music-Streamer

Just a few months after Apple bought Lala, my favorite streaming music service, they are closing it down. They bought it to kill it.
Apple will shut down its Lala online music streaming service on May 31. The move comes just five months after Apple bought Lala for an undisclosed price. Could this indicate Apple is serious about opening up a Web-based version of iTunes software-based storefront based on the Lala platform? Some speculate Apple may announce a Web-based version of iTunes this June at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple has never said why it bought the company or what it planned to do with the service, but the purchase has prompted wide speculation that Apple is planning to introduce a cloud-based version of iTunes.
I listened to more music on Lala than anywhere else. Boo.

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