/// Google Continues to Fill Out iOS App Catalog With Music App
“A couple weeks from now we will launch Google Play Music All Access for iOS,” said Google Apps head Sundar Pichai at our D11 conference in May. A couple weeks … five months … what’s the difference? The app actually launched today . “It just took us a little longer than we thought to bring it up to the level of polish,” product manager Brandon Bilinski told the Verge . The app has many of the features of its Android equivalent, but lacks a crucial one: The ability to buy songs. But that’s normal these days — the Kindle app for iOS doesn’t let users buy books, either. Neither Amazon nor Google wants to pay Apple the 30 percent commission it commands on in-app purchases.
- 10/20/2016 • Jeff Bezos Isn’t Convinced That the Washington Post Can Survive on Payment Services
- 10/19/2016 • How Jeff Bezos Is Turning the Washington Post Into a Digitally Driven Publisher
- 10/03/2016 • Here’s How The CW Is Forging Its Own Digital Path, Without Hulu
- 09/29/2016 • Why Some Broadcast Shows Are Getting Smaller, Cable-Sized Season Orders