Can Zune Pass or Napster Beat iTunes?

Posted on Saturday, May 23 2009 @ 05:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft's Zune group has been running an ad for the last couple of weeks showcasing a financial analyst arguing that it will cost you $30,000 to fill an iPod, while a Zune only costs about $15 a month. This week, Napster, now under the Best Buy brand, is re-launching with $5 a month streaming service and the ability to keep five tracks a month. Napster was the original music service to beat, but unfortunately the company didn't have rights to the music it was giving away for free, and theft turned out to be a bad business model. A group of us now have a running bet on how long it will be before Napster shows up as a downloaded application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Read more at DigitalTrends.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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