However, All Things Digital has been doing some digging: it suggests that Apple’s conversations with labels about a web-based iTunes are “preliminary at best”. What’s more, it says Apple approached labels about launching a cloud-based music locker service earlier this year, but was rebuffed when the labels argued that such a service constituted ‘multiple uses’ of their content, this requiring extra compensation. One other aspect to the Lala closure: what happens to its deal to provide purchase links for Google’s music search engine? It’ll be interesting to see if iTunes links start popping up instead, given Apple and Google’s current emnity. Source: TechCrunch Source: VentureBeat

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