When you’re the 800lb gorilla, there’s not many things that would scare you. Apple, with iTunes/iPod domination of digital music, is that gorilla but there are things that could threaten that control.

One of them, for now, has been removed as Google publicly stated that it will not get into digital music retail. Rumours had been in circulation for some time, with some even stating that there would be a store by the end of this year.

However, all bets are off and it’s business as usual as the non-Fairplay DRM crowd scratch heads and wonder just how they can tame that gorilla.