Google Music – PushLife Acquired by Google
Google has acquired PushLife, a mobile media sync/streaming service, for an undisclosed sum (which is rumored to be about $25 million).
Google is expected to launch Google Music very soon to work with the Honeycomb version of Android. Last week, some apparent images of the service leaked. Now this.
Here’s the announcement from PushLife:
Here’s a demo video of PushLife from MobileSyrup:
We talked previously about how critical Google Music may be to Google’s social strategy, which is critical for Google overall – bonuses at the company are rumored to be tied to the success of its social endeavors.
Google Music would compete directly with iTunes and Amazon, but could also help the company in its battle for user attention with Facebook. Music is very much a part of the social media landscape. Apple is trying to capitalize on this with Ping.
PushLife has social features, as well as one-click song purchases something that Android users have come to greatly to appreciate from Amazon’s service.