Report: iTunes in the Cloud Still A No-Go, But Preview Song Lengths Will Double

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At tomorrow’s iPod Event, many of us are expecting some sort of announcement about iTunes entering the cloud by offering media streaming functionality, but CNet is reporting a much more mundane development in iTunes’ likely streaming capabilities: they expect song preview samples to double in length come Wednesday.

The move is seen as an attempt to address criticisms that 30 seconds simply isn’t enough time to preview a song. That might seem rather silly — 30 seconds of a three minutes song is one-sixth its length — but the competition (YouTube) gives you the whole song to listen to for free, including the ability to buy the song on either iTunes