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Google Play Adds WMG

GOOGLE PLAYS WITH WMG: Google Play has finally nabbed the WMG catalog for its music download store and online locker service, meaning the company can now add a scan-and-match feature which is already available from the likes of Apple and Amazon. The earlier version required users to upload each song individually. In addition, Google Play’s scan-and-match feature will be free, while both Apple and Amazon charge $25 a year for the same service. The storage limit is unchanged at 20,000 songs. Google's music download store and music locker service will roll out in five Euro markets—the U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Spain—on Nov. 13. Google also announced four new devices by Nexus, which run Android 4.2, a new version of the Jelly Bean operating system, available next month. (10/30a)