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Apple getting ready to rival Pandora? WSJ thinks so

Rumor has it, everything surrounding Apple until Sept. 12th will start with rumor has it. And so, today’s newest get up has iTunes dead center. Supposedly, aka according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is just about ready to release a “Pandora like” service that could span across the entire ecosystem, even PCs.

“Apple Inc. AAPL is in talks to license music for a custom-radio service similar to the popular one operated by Pandora Media Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a bid by the hardware maker to expand its dominance in online music.

Apple’s service would work on its sprawling hardware family, including the iPhone, iPads and Mac computers, and possibly on PCs running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system, according to one of these people. It would not work on smartphones and tablets running Google Inc.’s Android operating system, this person added, highlighting the mounting battle for mobile dominance between the two technology giants.”

Interestingly, when faced with rumors like these I look to the simple facts. Fact one: iTunes has got to be the worse piece of software known to man; it is long over due for some loving. This alone adds some validity to this rumor. But, as always, we’ll have to wait and see! Stay tuned!