Google (GOOG) is shutting down a free Chinese online music service due to a lack of interest....

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) is shutting down a free Chinese online music service due to a lack of interest. The service, launched in '09 and relying on licensed downloads from local music provider Top100.cn, failed to gain traction against a rival service from Baidu (BIDU). Like Google Maps' Chinese share losses, Google's music woes have much to do with the company's decision to abandon Google.cn rather than censor search results.