'Google Music' to compete with Apple iTunes?

June 4, 2010: 10:41 AM ET

While it isn't too flashy, the newly-discovered logo likely shows what Google will call its music service.

Recently discovered and posted to TechCrunch, a new 'Google Music' logo seems to indicate that Google's entry into digital music sales will have a pretty straight-forward name.

Google demonstrated its over-the-air music service at Google I/O last month by impressively having an engineer purchase a song through an Android Market web page and having it almost instantly pushed to an Android device over 3G.

Google also purchased Simplify Media, a former iPhone App company, which will allow you to move all of your non-DRM'ed music into Google's Cloud for use on any Android devices.  This will likely also fit under the Google 'music' umbrella.

Apple (AAPL) is widely expected to release a similar service for its market leading iTunes at next week's WWDC.

Video of Android's push music service below:

Music starts at three minutes.

Update: Proud mother, Nancy Rosen writes in:

My fifteen year-old son made this discovery and submitted the info to Tech Crunch, his name is Logan Rosen.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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