Only thing is the HTML5 version is still buggy (guess that’s why it’s a labs thing). Try skipping backwards or forward within a song – just doesn’t work. Hasn’t done since they added that feature. I still use it though, because flash is blocked by default on Chrome on my work PC (an IT policy I can’t change) so it saves me having to enable it each time I go open Play Music.
It is getting better, but so far there’s no compelling reason for most people to choose it over Android or iPhone. At the moment, you can choose Android, which is an open platform and so apps can do a lot more than other platforms (replacement diallers and launchers, for example), or iPhone, which is locked down and very tightly controlled so that everyone has the same experience. But both have pretty much every app worth having. Windows Phone seems to sit in the middle of those two options, but without the apps, basically meaning there’s no clear reason to go for it over the other two.
It wasn’t an investigation – The law in the UK leaves ways for companies to legally avoid paying the tax that the system was set up to make them pay. The government last year decided to place the blame for not paying it on those companies, rather than actually do something about it themselves.
Google knows full well that they’re actually expected to pay more tax than they currently do, but why should they, when the majority of their competitors don’t either? You don’t collect taxes by going round shaming the ones you think aren’t paying enough, you collect them by legally requiring them to pay it. The law needs to be changed.