This move is significant for Apple, purchase a small fairly successful company that offers a unique approach to music.  If you are new to Lala it is worth leaving this post and heading over immediately to check out. You can purchase songs for 10 cents to listen online or for a reasonable price to buy, usually cheaper than iTunes.  The one thing that makes this service very different is the client that scans your PC or Mac and then allows you to listen to what you already own, imagine that.  

  What does this mean now that Apple has purchased Lala?  We would assume not much initially, but long term we could finally get a streaming service from Apple to our Iphone or who knows what else this will allow Apple to do.  Both the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have confirmed the purchase of Lala by Apple.  Maybe just maybe we will learn more in the first quarter of 2010 when Apple normally shows us some new and interesting goodies.