Best Buy has quietly launched a cloud music service; and like Apple's announced iTunes Match, this licensed music service works on a scan and match basis, avoiding large transfer of files to the cloud. The retail giant has not formally announced the service, but a Best Buy Music Cloud app can already be downloaded at Google’s Android store.
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The Best Buy Music Cloud service is powered by California based Catch Media and is available for mobile devices including RIM's BlackBerry and Android smartphones, Catch CEO Yaacov Ben-Yaacov told Businessweek. It's Catch who made the licensing deals for Music Cloud, including agreements with major record labels, according to Ben-Yaacov.