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Google buys Songza streaming music service

Published on Jul 2, 2014 6:12 AM
 
A photo taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. Google on Tuesday said that it has bought Songza, a free online streaming music service that recommends tunes based on what people might be in the mood to hear. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google on Tuesday said that it has bought Songza, a free online streaming music service that recommends tunes based on what people might be in the mood to hear.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but unconfirmed online reports valued the deal at around US$15 million (S$18.7 million).

"We're thrilled to announce that we're becoming part of Google," Songza said on its website.

"We can't think of a better company to join in our quest to provide the perfect soundtrack for everything you do." Songza added that no immediate changes were planned for the free service, other than making it faster, smarter, and "even more fun to use." Songza suggests playlists based on where people are and what they are doing, such as starting a day at home; grinding away at an office, or out exercising.

 
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