Slate has more information about the streaming elements of Google’s new music service, which was unveiled last week at its I/O conference. “Android will let you play all the music on your computer without syncing your hard drive to your phone,” it explains. “You’ll do this by installing a small app on your desktop that will send your music–whether it’s in iTunes, Windows Media Player, or anywhere else — to the Internet… Once the files are online, your phone will have access to your entire music library whenever you’ve got an Internet connection.” That’s clearly based on the technology of recent acquisition Simplify Media, yet it raises questions of how rightsholders will react, given their unamused reaction to previous cloud services like MP3tunes and Psonar.

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