Google Launches Music Store

    A shadow of Google's Jamie Rosenberg is casted as he unveils Google's digital music store in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. For the first time, Google Inc. will sell songs on the Android Market, its online store for apps, movies and books. Some songs are free, while others were priced at 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29. Some examples of artists whose work is available right away include Coldplay, Drake and Pearl Jam. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    There is little left in the technology world that Google hasn’t touched. With the launch of Google Music, the company has introduced a digital music store that combines entertainment and social-networking features. Customers will store their downloads in “cloud” accounts and will be able to share music through Google+. “Personal cloud services are what’s going to drive the next wave of consumer adoption,” said media analyst Michael Gartenberg, adding that the new service will likely set Google apart from competitors such as Amazon, Apple, and Facebook.

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