Amazon launching its own “iTunes Match” before the Kindle Fire 2 release?
June 13th, 2012, 3:25 P.M. — Retail giant Amazon reportedly planning to launch its own cloud-based music-matching to compete with Apple.
Amazon, the largest online store in North America, is reportedly planning to create its own iTunes Match-esque service, and the company, according to new reports, is now in talks with music labels.
Legalities could be the main focus of the talks, and if true, then Amazon is not only giving the Android ecosystem a new music app, but it will also give Apple’s own iTunes Match a competitor in the company’s own backyard, iOS.
CNET is reporting that Amazon is “close” to finalizing the deal with music labels. In short, we might see the service up and running before the rumored release of the new Kindle Fire, the long-rumored Kindle Fire 2 Android tablet, which is reportedly joining the tablet PC market before the US Black Friday holiday in November, similar to last year’s original Kindle Fire launch date.
Last year, Amazon created its own tablet ecosystem with the Kindle Fire, and analysts reported that it became the second-most popular tablet computer last year until the first quarter of 2012.
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