Google appears ready to give Amazon.com a run for its music money.
The “Wall Street Journal” reports the Internet giant is expected to unveil a new online music service today. The report says the offering would be similar to a service recently launched by Amazon.com, Inc. The report also says Google is likely to spread the word about the service at its annual developers conference in San Francisco. The “Journal” points out the online service will run in a testing mode at first and won’t be available to the public just yet. Last month, Amazon raised the curtain on a service which permits customers to store approximately one thousand songs on its web servers free of charge and play those songs via an Internet connection directly from web browsers.