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Lala land. Apple confirmed Sunday that it has acquired cloud-based music streaming service Lala. No price was disclosed, but talks between the companies reportedly began after Lala’s founders concluded their prospects for turning a profit were dim. For its part, Apple has been rumored for months to be interested instarting  a streaming service. One other possible attraction for Apple: Lala was picked by Google to provide content for its enhanced music search service back in November. While that may not have made a lot of money for Lala, it had the potential to be disruptive to iTunes by steering Google users away from the Apple download service.