Apple iTunes reaches 500 million mark

Posted on Monday, July 18 2005 @ 19:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple today announced it has over 500,000,000 songs worldwide via its iTunes online music store.

iTunes lists more than 1.5 million tracks from all four major music companies and over 1,000 independent labels. Apple sells the songs $0.99 while competitors Napster, Yahoo and Real launched their music stores over the past few months with a subscription model.

Three weeks ago Apple released iTunes 4.9 which adds Podcasting.

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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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