Google released Google Music, a new online music store. Google struck deals with three major music companies and allows users to buy music and upload and store up to 20,000 songs for free. Users can share music, including streaming an entire album, with their friends via Google+.
The integration with Google+ could also bring more users to Google's social network. Google Music is seen as a direct challenge to Apple's iTunes Store, Amazon's Cloud Player, and Spotify, a streaming music service.