Thursday, May 12, 2005

WSJ.com - Personal Technology: Yahoo, RealNetworks Offer New Alternatives To Apple iTunes Model

WSJ.com - Personal Technology: Yahoo, RealNetworks Offer New Alternatives To Apple iTunes Model: "I've been testing these two new services, and of the two, I strongly prefer the new Yahoo Music Unlimited to Real's revamped Rhapsody service. Yahoo's offering is bolder, and it works much better. In fact, even though it is still in a beta, or test, phase, I regard Yahoo Music as the new champ among subscription services. Whether it can dislodge Apple is another matter.
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Finally, the songs you rent from the subscription sites won't play on the world's favorite and best portable music players: Apple's iPod models. The rental sites are all built on underlying Microsoft software that doesn't work on iPods."
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