The NY Post writes:
Google’s plan to challenge Apple’s dominance in the music marketplace is advancing more rapidly than expected, say music industry sources.
The search giant’s Android whiz, VP Andy Rubin, is said to be having “accelerated” talks with a music-industry group publishing firm in hopes of gaining digital publishing rights to as many songs as possible to enable the launch of a Google Music store, the sources said.
Word on the street is that Google is also working on a Facebook competitor reportedly named “Google Me”. iTunes and Facebook are two industry juggernauts – taking them both on at once might fall into the category of ‘biting off more than you can chew.’