Google's entertainment strategy is in disarray | Media Maverick - CNET News (click for full article) "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. Sources told CNET that there has been internal competition for control of Google's content strategy between the Android unit, overseen by Andy Rubin (pictured), and Robert Kyncl, the chief of YouTube's content. 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. Google's misfires illustrate just how hard it is to become a major media player. In Web search, Google is the force to be reckoned with, but otherwise it is just one of many Web companies scrambling to cut deals with movie studios and music labels. "