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iGoogleTunes on the way?

No details yet, but this story from The Street talks about rumors that Google is headed for a deal with Apple Computer to index the contents of the Tunes music store, presumably providing a link directly to a 99 cent copy of the latest Fiona Apple song right from your Google Toolbar search.

As outlined, it sounds similar to what Yahoo already offers with its audio search tool, which searches and links to downloads from a number of stores including iTunes. Analysts discussing the rumor today said it would be surprising if Google were to include only iTunes links, saying that a broader music search tool was more likely.

A Google spokesman declined to comment on the rumors. (Google representatives have instituted a policy of not talking with CNET News.com reporters until July 2006 in response to privacy issues raised by a previous story.) An Apple spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.