Durham, N.C. – BlueTunes, a service that let users upload
and store their digital music collections in an online locker, has announced
that it will shutter its service, TechCrunch reported.

"We have decided to
pursue other opportunities and will be shutting down our service on January 31,
2011. Thanks for supporting us and for all you’ve done," reads a note on
the company’s website.

Launched in 2008, North Carolina-based BlueTunes developed
what it says was patent-pending technology that can scan a user’s hard drive
for music files, and omit any songs that had been uploaded to its servers by
other users.


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