CNET is rumormongering that Apple is offering to buy streaming music service lala for a boatload of clams, but only if founder Bill Nguyen stays and works for Cupertino. Why, if true? Google wants it, too, and both parties wants what’s in Nguyen’s head. Apple wants to keep Google from starting it’s own music service, especially one that’ll work within Chrome OS.
UPDATE: Reuters has reported Apple, Inc. has succeeded in purchasing LaLa for an undisclosed sum.