As rumours swirl around Google’s plans for a music service, the company has put another piece of the puzzle in place. Google has acquired Canadian startup Pushlife for a reported $25 million. The company currently offers a mobile entertainment service for mobile operators which lets them play music, but also sync it between their computer and phone, creating playlists on the fly. However, it looks like Google is buying the company for its engineering talent rather than for its service. “We think there’s a lot more work to do in the mobile space, like improving the way applications look and making them easier to use,” explains PushLife in a statement. “We’ll be joining Google’s engineering team in Canada, and will be working on building better mobile applications for all users… we will be eventually discontinuing the PushLife service.” The acquisition follows Google’s purchase last year of cloud music service Simplify Media. Source: Techvibes
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