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  • Subscription service is Sony's last musical stand

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    Sony popularized music on the go. Its Walkman and Discman products toted your wicked '80s hair metal wherever you wanted, and though the former melted cassettes and the latter skipped like bazooka-propelled stones on a lake, Sony was the go-to brand for high-quality portable music.
  • Slim Shady vs. Universal -- and what it tells us about Apple

    Posted February 27, 2009 - 5:05 am

    Lawsuits can be fun, as long as you're not paying for the lawyers.
  • MySpace aims to rock online music

    Posted September 25, 2008 - 10:01 am

    MySpace, the popular social-networking site, plans to turn up the volume in the online music market when its joint venture with the biggest music industry players finally delivers its much-awaited service.
  • How smart is Apple's Genius?

    Posted September 12, 2008 - 6:52 pm

    The algorithm behind iTunes 8's Genius playlists could use some work, but the folks at Apple who cooked it up are definitely pretty smart.
  • Apple September 9 event promises to be SO BORING

    Posted September 3, 2008 - 6:53 pm

    Even a true cultist has his limits, Steve.
  • Google looks to free music to gain China search market

    Posted August 6, 2008 - 11:52 am

    Google hopes the introduction of a free music search download service in China will help it challenge the country's dominant search engine, Baidu.
  • Rhapsody opens fire against iTunes with DRM-free MP3s

    Posted June 30, 2008 - 9:20 am

    Rhapsody will sell MP3s in a new digital download store launched Monday for U.S. consumers, an offering that will pose fresh competition to Apple's highly successful iTunes Music Store. The songs will not have DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology, which puts restrictions on how music can be transferred between devices and PCs, and will be compatible with Apple's iPod line. Music will come from most of the major record labels, which have increasingly moved to offer tracks without DRM in order to boost the attractiveness of buying music online.

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