Google's Latest Buy Is Full of Hits

PHOTO: Employees walk past Google Inc. signage at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011.
Share
Copy

Google's latest acquisition is already a hit.

The search giant announced today that it had scooped up Songza, a music streaming and curation service.

"We can’t think of a better company to join in our quest to provide the perfect soundtrack for everything you do," Songza wrote in a blog post. "No immediate changes to Songza are planned, other than making it faster, smarter, and even more fun to use."

How Google Plans to Use Its New High Resolution Satellites

Why Google Bought a Drone Company

Google did not immediately disclose the terms of the deal.

Songza is up against some tough competition from the market leaders, which include Pandora, Spotify and iTunes Radio. However, the 6-year-old company has differentiated curating playlists for users depending on the day of the week, a user's mood and the location where they're listening.

The one tune that is pumping through the Songza office today according to the company's blog post?

"Walking on Sunshine."

Seems about right.

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...