Apple reportedly buys Lala music service

by admin December 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Apple took what could be a step toward adding a subscription-based music services to its offerings Friday when it bought Lala, a company that delivers music via the Web to its users.

Rumors circulated around the Web throughout Friday that Apple was in talks to buy Lala. The New York Times confirmed the purchase late Friday, citing a person with knowledge of the deal.

The Wall Street Journal also reported the Lala purchase as a done deal. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not comment on our purpose or plan,” Apple spokesman Steve Dowling told the Journal.

Neither the Times nor the Journal could reach Lala representatives to confirm the deal.

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