Sneaky, sneaky, Mother Monster!
Earlier this week, during Google's I/O conference, the company unveiled their answer to iTunes, called Google Music Beta, "a cloud-based music service that enables users to store songs in a digital locker and stream them to any Android device," including phones, tablets, laptops and desktops! Furthermore, the company has already acquired the music startup PushLife, which enables users to move their iTunes music libraries to Android devices, and are planning to offer users storage for up to 20,000 songs for free!
Additionally, "users who sign up for the locker service will get free music, similar to how some MP3 players ship with sample tracks."
And although they've yet to make any deals with music labels, we're thinking that they may have secured a partner whose (in the immortal words of Kelis) milkshake will surely bring all the boys to the yard - in Miz Lady GaGa!
The pop star is rumored to have spent several hours shooting a commercial for Google in NYC last weekend, and given her latest innovative means for downloading the upcoming Born This Way early (Farmville?!), we imagine that THIS may be her latest platform to cross-promote her music!
Sounds pretty cool, right?
We sure hope so! Some of the other projects announced during past Google I/O conferences - Google Wave, Google Friend Connect, and Google Chrome App Store, anyone? - have had LESS than stellar success, so maybe a little GaGa-fication is exactly what they need!
What do U think?? Are U interested in Google Music Beta?
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