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Google adding music to search

Google pretty much has its bases covered. Looking for an image? There’s Google Images. Looking for a video? Video results appear in search. As do products.

But one thing has been noticeably absent: music. Which is not an insignificant fact given that two of the top 10 search queries in the United States are music-related. But Google being Google, it has a plan for music.

MySpace acquires iLike

After days of chatter, MySpace made its acquisition of social music discovery startup iLike official today. The company, which is best known for its popular Facebook music app, will see its social discovery technology applied in new areas such as gaming, according to MySpace CEO Owen van Natta. To that end, iLike was acquired by MySpace Inc., not MySpace’s digital music joint venture.

According to the acquisition announcement, the current iLike experience that users have come to love will be “unaffected by
the acquisition
” and iLike will continue to be headquarted in Seattle.