Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Pumping Up the Volume: Apple extends its iTunes music jukebox and pay-per-song store to the vast Windows universe

Apple extends its iTunes music jukebox and pay-per-song store to the vast Windows universe "But Jobs contends that in the long run the competition will boil down to Apple and Microsoft. “Between the license fees and the credit-card charges, there’s no money in online music,” he says. For Apple, the payoff comes in selling the iPod players that work hand in hand with the store: more than a million have been sold, and in the last quarter, Apple moved 336,000 units. (Microsoft’s agenda is promoting its format for encoding music, Windows Media Player, which the Softies want to establish as the entertainment industry standard.)"
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