Google to launch music store

Web giant takes aim at iTunes

Google is steadily edging into Apple’s music domain. Industry sources are reporting that Google is building its own music service that offers song downloads and streaming music. The service is expect to launch as early as this fall. While Google had already hinted it was planning on expanding into music to complement features on its Andriod phone, its plans appear to be even bigger and a Google music store is reportedly in the works. Music insiders say that Google has been in talks with chief music executives including Sony and Universal. Ultimately, however, the web giant’s strength lies within its streaming music assets, including YouTube and Simplify Media.