Friday, March 03, 2006
Napster: Microsoft, Windows Media Have Held Us Back
Napster: Microsoft, Windows Media Have Held Us Back: "However, Gorog isn't exactly looking to separate Napster from Microsoft's technology. Indeed, he feels that the end-to-end ecosystem Microsoft has created in the digital media market will ultimately win out there just as it did the PC market. 'It's always been painful at the introduction of new technologies. But it always takes shape like it's done in the past. Ultimately, the consumer electronics giants ... are all going to come to this Windows Media party. This is really going to be the ubiquitous format.' Gorog added that Apple's early lead in the market was just that: An early lead. 'To date, only 5 percent of [overall music] sales have migrated digitally,' he said. 'We are in the very, very early days of this.'"