Quoting unnamed European sources, The Next Web reports that Microsoft is looking to acquire San Francisco-based music streaming service Rdio. Founded by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, who also happen to have started Skype, Rdio is available on a number of platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. It is available in many countries around the world like the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and New Zealand.
One thing is certain – Microsoft knows the “Skype guys” and that’s a good sign something like this could happen. The problem, however, is that the Redmond giant is working on its own music service and we’re not sure whether they really need the Rdio technology.
Unsurprisingly, Rdio CEO Drew Larner declined to comment on rumors saying that there is “nothing to talk about.” Somehow we usually take this as “we’re still talking.”