Sgt_Kickaxe - 8:46 pm on Jun 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'll restate that I hate seeing a search company become a content provider (or affiliate, ecommerce provider, etc). I don't like seeing Google do this.
That being said, and since they are doing it, it's game on. May the best company win.
I have a long list of things I dislike about Apple's approach from the stupid "helper" software that re-installs itself when I delete it and turns itself on when I turn it off to the fact I'm needing to buy multiple expensive gadgets to get the full range of services.
If Google can improve upon those and do it without the closed source monopoly type approach Apple is famous for we all win as consumers.
Randle, sometimes taking sales from a competitor before they get too big is worth paying for.
Reality: I can listen to any song I want to absolutely free. They can all be found online on various sites including Google's youtube. When I want a playlist I turn on local radio. In other words I don't need a $300 gadget + pay to download songs + contracts. In fact I'd be dumb to get hooked into those.