I haven’t had a chance to really dig into the Google music news much yet, but I have to say that my first impression is “meh”.
It just seems too much like a ‘me too’ product, they don’t seem to have anything really ground breaking or interesting above and beyond what iTunes already does (pretty well).
Sure it’s backed by Google, and that brings some credibility to the whole venture, but other than that I just don’t have a lot of excitement or belief in this current offering.
Google is (perceived to be) one of the smartest companies on the planet (or at least filled with some of the smartest people on the planet)…and yet they continue to come out with products that are neither truly innovative nor exceptionally intelligent.
At some point I feel like they’ll have to actually start doing things that 'are’ smarter…or we will all have to remove our expectations that they are in fact one of the smartest companies in our world.
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