Reuters: Apple to Sell Audio Ads on Streaming Music Service

Poornima Gupta, reporting for Reuters:

Apple Inc is gearing up to sell audio ads on a music-streaming service it intends to unveil at its developers conference next week, according to people familiar with the plan, going up against Google Inc and Pandora Media Inc in the increasingly competitive market for mobile tunes.

So Google’s streaming music is a paid service, and Apple’s is going to be free with ads. Got it. Wait, what?

Thursday, 6 June 2013