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Google bisher enttäuscht von Google Music

Google Music bleibt, wenig überraschend, anscheinend hinter den Erwartungen zurück. CNET News:

Google’s managers have told counterparts at the labels that customer adoption and revenue are below what they expected, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the talks. Google Music has been live for barely a full quarter, so nobody is panicking.

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Google managers have told label executives that the service will get a boost once Google implements its hardware strategy, the sources said. Google plans to start competing against Apple by building an array of consumer devices.

 

  • yes, it’s early days BUT… They are not only in competition with Apple (perhaps not in a monetary sense but definitely in a brand value and loyalty sense) but they are also in competition with illegal music download sites, from which the profitability of the music industry continues to suffer. we’ll see…