Microsoft considering Spotify type service
By CMU Editorial | Published on Wednesday 15 July 2009
The Telegraph reports that Microsoft is developing its own streaming music service, in a Spotify stylee, though specifics about the new platform are as yet a little vague. The broadsheet yesterday quoted an MSN exec, Peter Bale, as saying: “Music is an important area for Microsoft. We are looking at launching a music streaming service imminently. It will be a similar principle to Spotify but we are still examining how the business model will work”. It’s not clear what Microsoft brand would be used for the new service, though it’s thought it might be made available via MSN, Xbox and Zune.