New York — Hewlett-Packard is once again discussing the possibility of building a cloud service that would offer music, TV shows and movies.
Precentral.net reported a few months ago that the Palo Alto, Calif. –based technology and computer company has plans to showcase a marketing presentation July 1 for HP’s Touchpad that will include HP
stores and movies.
“The Touchpad will come with a music-synching solution built in that utilizes cloud servers to synch and remotely store your music,” Precentral reported.
According to Billboard, HP has been studying the music industry for nearly a decade — looking at ways their company can find a role in the market.
“In their talks with the majors, they’re trying to narrow down what their service will look like,” a source told Billboard of HP’s RFP (request for proposal) three years ago when looking for a digital music partner to help build a music service.
Although HP hasn’t officially decided to take their product idea to market, sources told Billboard that the major labels are still placing most of their attention on negotiations with Apple, Amazon and Google.