Yes, according to the San Francisco Gate, Apple will be closing down Lala for good on May 31st. The decision for many has come unexpectedly, and Apple has the blogsphere questioning their decision to close Lala. Was it because Lala wasn’t generating enough revenue? Was Lala losing customers? Well the San Francisco Gate believes Apple is getting ready to unleash their version of the cloud, but it’s still speculation. It will be a shame if Apple doesn’t make use of the cloud distribution technology Lala has, and incorporates it into iTunes somehow. The only downside I see to Lala closing is that all the users who were loyal to the service will be left without a home. This also makes me wonder what will Pitchfork be using as an alternative source to stream music come May 31st? The “Apple Cloud” saga begins (maybe).
Submitted by: Jarvis R. Smith