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Google Launches Free, Legal Music Downloads In China
March 30, 2009, 11:43 am
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Billboard.biz:
Google Inc on Monday launched free downloads of licensed songs in China, while sharing advertising revenue with major music labels in a market rife with online piracy. Lee Kai-Fu, president of Google in greater China, said one reason Google lagged in the mainland search market was because it did not offer music downloads, the missing piece to its strategy in a market where it trails leader Baidu.com Inc. “We are offering free, high quality and legal downloads,” Lee told reporters. “We were missing one piece … we didn’t have music.”


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