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Google's entertainment strategy is in disarray

Google Music no longer exists as a standalone service. Google TV was an embarrassment. YouTube may lose music videos next year. Sources say not everybody at YouTube and Android is pulling in the same direction.

Google can’t seem to get the hang of selling music and movies over the Internet—a goal that has similarly befuddled Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, and others.

Google TV was dead on arrival. YouTube’s video-rental service is at best an also-ran, and that service also faces a possible exodus of major record labels to rival Facebook sometime next year. Google Music no longer exists as a standalone service. Last week, the search company folded the three-month-old music store into the newly revamped Android Market.