Google Acquires Songza To Compete With Apple's Beats

songzaGoogle has acquired Songza to compete with Apple’s Beats. The deal is said to be worth more than $39 million. No immediate changes are planned for Songza, which will move from its Long Island City headquarters to Google’s New York office. Google will look to incorporate Songza into its Google Play Music service, YouTube and other products. The acquisition comes on the heels of Apple’s deal to purchase Beats Electronics and its streaming music service for $3 billion. Amazon also has jumped into the music streaming market with the launch of its Prime Music service.