Tech Watch: Google Expected To Announce Plans For Music Service

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KCBS) – Google is holding a special event in Los Angeles on Wednesday and all indications are that it will involve plans surrounding Google Music.

CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley said that the service could initially have some problems as it doesn’t have deals in place with all the major record labels.

“There’s a pretty good likelihood that (they announce) they might have some progress on getting those deals. The big label EMI was recently broken up and sold to Universal and Sony, which are the only two labels Google already has a deal with,” Cooley said. “So they might have things coming together.”

CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley:

He said there is also some speculation that the tech giant might also unveil its “at home” service, which would allow everything in a consumer’s house to be put on a “mesh network,” where appliances and electronics can be wirelessly talking to each other, while also being reachable from a smartphone or tablet running Google’s Android system.

Cooley said what is not known is the wireless technology that would be used to connect all these devices.

You can hear Brian Cooley’s Tech Watch report Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:50 P.M. on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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