Here’s How Google Music Plans to Compete So Late in the Game

The world’s biggest search engine company turned its music initiative up a notch today. Google Music now includes an MP3 store, in addition to the cloud-based music storage that launched into beta in May. At the company’s event in Los Angeles today, they removed the “beta” label from Google Music and made it available to all U.S. users. For the…

Google Music Launches with Free Listening on Google+

Google Music went live for U.S. users today, leaving the invite-only beta announced this summer. It’s free, and it lets you host up to 20,000 of your songs and stream them to your devices. You can also “pin” songs from the player, which will cache them on your device for playing offline.

You can also now purchase music from the Android Market…

Can Google’s Upcoming MP3 Store Compete With iTunes?

In May, Google launched a long-awaited music service that landed with somewhat of a thud. Compared to some of the rumors that were flying around, Google Music turned out to be a rather basic offering. It was nothing more than a “cloud locker” for one’s own music files. Not a streaming service. Not an MP3 store. Instead, the service was more…

Missed Out on Google Music? More Invites Arrived Today

Did you miss out on the initial round of invites to Google’s newest cloud locker service, Google Music? Well, today’s the day to hit up your Google Music-loving friends for an invite. Existing users have been awarded just two invites each, which they can give out to anyone they choose. However, the service is still U.S.-only, so you may want to…

Google Music vs. Amazon Cloud Drive

Google is finally launching its Google Music service at this week’s Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, a year after its reveal at the last event. The new service will be similar to what Amazon launched in March, an online storage locker where your songs will be stored in the “cloud.” In this case, the “cloud” refers to Google’s…

Google Reportedly In Talks With Music Service Spotify

Google is in talks with European-based streaming music service Spotify, according to a report today on CNET. Google has been rumored to be working on launching a streaming music service of its own for years now, with clamor over the potential service reaching a peak last summer when Big G was said to have a service near ready for launch last…

Grooveshark Pulled From Android Market Over RIAA Letter

Peer-to-peer music streaming app Grooveshark has had an-again off-again relationship with mobile providers. Last summer, the service hit iOS only to be pulled from the app store just days later.

Today, Google booted the app from the Android Market in “a move that comes after some of the top music labels have accused the service of violating…

Android Market Developer Outage Continues, Test Apps Showing Up in Wild

The Android Developer Console has been experiencing numerous issues and outages over the past several days, Google confirms. As of this morning, these problems remain unresolved. Beginning March 31, many Android developers began reporting trouble accessing the Developer Console, Google’s backend system that allows for the publication of Android…

Google Music Sync Working on Rooted Android Phones

Users over on the XDA-Developers forum have managed to get Google Music sync working on their rooted Android phones, even though the service has not officially launched. This was accomplished by removing the stock music app that came with their Android phone and installing a different version instead – the one found in Honeycomb (Android 3.0…

MOG Available in Chrome Web Store: Here’s How to Get It

Google unveiled its long-awaited Chrome OS, notebook and Web store today and already we’re itching to see what life lived entirely in the cloud is like – not that we’re far off as it is. While we don’t have our hands on a Chrome OS notebook quite yet, if we did, MOG would be one of the first apps we would install.

MOG has announced a beta…