Rumour: LaLa shutting down. iTunes streaming coming?
Apple acquired LaLa, a music streaming service, a little while back. One of our guesses for iPhone OS 4.0 was some kind of streaming service via iTunes, and perhaps also via iDevices, using the technology that Apple obtained when they bought LaLa.
Today if you visit LaLa’s website you can see that they have just announced that they are no longer accepting new users, and will be shutting their doors on May the 31st.
Lala is shutting down
The Lala service will be shut down on May 31st, 2010.
Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting new users.
This is very suspicious timing when you consider that the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner. Just 7 days after LaLa shutter themselves.
I would be very surprised if we do not see some kind of streaming service based on LaLa’s technology very soon from Apple.
Do you have a LaLa account? Can you log in and let us know if they have any details about “user transitioning” after May 31st? Do let us know in the comments if you do.
We doubt Apple would let anything slip. But you never know with their present form on keeping secrets!