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Google acquires music-streaming service Songza, a Pandora rival
Google acquires music-streaming service Songza, a Pandora rival

Google has acquired Songza, an Internet radio company, in an effort to keep up with Apple and Amazon in music streaming. The Mountain View, Calif., company announced the purchase Tuesday afternoon, saying it would use Songza to improve its Google Play Music service and the music-listening experience on YouTube. Neither Google nor Songza disclosed details of the deal.  Songza, available free with advertisements, works by asking users their mood or activity. That information is used to determine which human-curated playlist the service should play. Pandora determines the music it plays using algorithms.  Last year, Google launched Google Play Music All Access, a service that gives...

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