Tonight sees the launch of Google’s new Nexus One Android handset, but an intriguing post on TechCrunch suggests that Spotify may be on board – with Google footing its licensing costs. “Google wanted Spotify badly enough that they were willing to cover the label costs for every user of $3 – $4 per month. Spotify would add advertising on top of it, as they do with the free version in Europe, to make additional revenue,” suggests the piece, although it goes on to say the talks may have gone cold before a deal was agreed. Still, such a deal isn’t completely far-fetched – in Europe Spotify is already working with mobile operators like 3 and Telia in this way. Source: TechCrunch

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