Spotify-Google Link Just ‘Speculation’

It’s extraordinary how quickly rumour can appear to become fact these days. Case in point: TechCrunch mashing up the two hot trends of Spotify and Nexus One in to a story that Google’s new Android phone will include the music app pre-bundled.

The launch came and went with no Spotify announcement, though CNET already rated the idea enough to call it a “Spotify-Google (NSDQ: GOOG) iTunes killer”.

CNET did point out that Spotify hasn’t yet launched in Nexus One’s native U.S. market due to label suspicion toward the ad-supported part of its model. TechCrunch claims Google is paying the majors to overcome their concern: “Google wanted Spotify badly enough that they were willing to cover the label costs for every user of $3