02 07 14

Google buys Songza as the streaming music curation battle intensifies

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Earlier this year, Google was rumoured to be sniffing around streaming music service Songza as a potential acquisition. Yesterday, it went ahead and bought the US company in a deal reported by the New York Times to be worth more than $39m.
“We aren’t planning any immediate changes to Songza, so it will continue to work like usual for existing users. Over the coming months, we’ll explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music,” explained Google in a blog post. “We’ll also look for opportunities to bring their great work to the music experience on YouTube and other Google products.”

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Stuart Dredge
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