Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: RealNetworks says iPod bars its tunes

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: RealNetworks says iPod bars its tunes: "RealNetworks, which sells songs over the Web, said Apple Computer has altered the software for some of its market-leading iPod digital music players so that songs purchased from RealNetworks won't play.
The changes affect the new iPod Photo, RealNetworks spokesman Matt Graves said in an interview yesterday.
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"It is highly likely that Real's Harmony technology will cease to work with current and future iPods" because of software updates, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said in a statement. She declined to comment further."

Well, at least Apple isn't (yet) dictating the types of music you're allowed to listen to, as well as insisting on being the sole supplier...
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