Google pulls GrooveShark music streaming service from Android MarketInternet search giant Google has laid the smack down on GrooveShark’s mobile music streaming application, kicking it out of the Android Market in the same undignified manner in which it got the boot over at Apple’s App Store in 2010. Of course, those who want GrooveShark can still download it from the company’s website, and any Android-powered device that allows sideloading can run an installation procedure, although the iPhone version will require a jailbreak before it can be installed. Just what does GrooveShark to users? Well, it lets one upload media content and play media uploaded by others, and this has caused the company to face legal action from heavyweight recording labels, even as they negotiate on licensing deals with others. Guess Google dropping GrooveShark like a hot potato means they aren’t taking any chances to be in the bad books of major recording labels, and we do hope to see a fast resolution to the entire drama soon.

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