So, yeah, that big music service we were talking about earlier that Google was supposed to be launching? Turns out the truth of the the matter is slightly more anticlimactic than we had hoped. As it turns out, the Google Music service is actually going to be the One Box search engine, a search engine that will blend results from the likes of iLike and lala, allowing you to stream, sample and buy music directly from the search page.
So, are we looking at a Spotify killer? No. Could Google pull something like that off in the future? They’ve maintained on numerous occasions that their business is search, so that seems to be where they’re sticking for now.