Microsoft getting ready to launch a global music service

The Register is reporting that Microsoft recently told mobile operators that they can no longer use the MusicWave service once their contracts expire (MS acquired MusicWave in November 2007). After announcing that they are going to launch a new music streaming service similar to Spotify before the end of the year, rumors about Project Omni and the new Zune marketplace, this looks like the last move before Redmond enter the music business outside of the US (and Canada). I’ve also heard whispers about the announcement of Zune integration into WM6.5 at PDC09 in november. With Pink and Windows Mobile 7 on the horizon, Microsoft seems to be really busy now..

Source: The Register