Android Music Store to take on Apple iTunes

All gloves are off between Google and Apple, after the search giant unveiled a host of products to compete with the Cupertino company, PC World reports. Following Google TV and Flash on Android, Google will also take on Apple’s iTunes through the acquisition of music streaming service Simplify Media, and a music store in the Android Market. Google’s engineering Vice President Vic Gundotra announced at the Google I/O conference that it would begin offering a desktop app based on technology acquired from Simplify Media about two months ago. Simplify’s software lets users stream music from their iTunes libraries from their home computers, to other mobile devices, through the internet. Google said it would use this software to allow Android users to stream their desktops at home, to their phones, via a dedicated service. Simplify Media’s software runs on Windows and Mac computers, and works not only with iTunes (non-DRM songs), but also with WinAmp and Windows Media Player…

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