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Best Buy Buys Napster

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In a bid to challenge Apple's dominant iTunes music service, electronics retalier Best Buy plans to buy digital music service Napster for $121 million in cash. Best Buy announced on Monday it would pay $2.65...

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Media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG has settled a copyright infringement case by paying $130 million US to the National Music Publishers' Association, a trade association that represents more than 700 U.S. music publishers. The latest deal...

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Circuit City has announced a partnership with Napster that realizes a subscription music service dubbed "Circuit City + Napster" which will offer "all the same great music discovery and community features such as personalized recommendations,...

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AOL has scrapped AOL Music Now and is calling Napster their exclusive supplier of subscription music for its AOL Music site. Over the next 60 days, AOL's 350,000 paid accounts will be transferred over to...

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Napster for sale?

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Napster, which started its life as an illegal MP3 sharing service created by a college student in Visual Basic has evolved into a $100 million plus corporation. Despite the vast increase in revenue, the...

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Technical glitches by Microsoft and the digital music device makers have hampered Napster Inc.'s ability to close the gap with Apple's iTunes, the dominant online music service, Napster's chief executive said on Tuesday. "There is...

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It's like the old Napster all over again: all the music you want for free, as long as you're willing to get a little geeky. Blogs were buzzing Tuesday about the resurgence...

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Napster has begun its life as an independent company, following the completion of the sale of former parent Roxio's software operation. Roxio's stock began trading under the NAPS indent yesterday as the company dropped its...

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Digital music service Napster announced Monday that customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada can now pay for tunes using PayPal. Napster users can choose to pay their monthly...

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Three years after it was closed down by the record industry, the online music service Napster is back. Napster, which pioneered illegal music downloading, surprised the record industry yesterday by unveiling a legitimate UK Web...

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Napster Calls on Linux

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In an effort to help its large-scale customers conserve bandwidth and speed up the delivery of online music, Napster is using open standards technology from IBM as part of a cache-management system, the company says....

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Old-fashioned red tape is delaying the eagerly awaited European launches for iTunes and Napster. A maze of licensing contracts, music release dates that differ by country and incompatible billing systems have combined...

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Napster, whom has recently relaunched as a legal service is the US, is set to extend the service into Europe from Spring. Leanne Sharman, the former head of sales and...

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Penn State University has teamed up with Napster to offer students free downloads from the library of over "500,000 songs, as well as 40 radio stations, access to six decades of Billboard chart data, an...

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Napster is to relaunch before Christmas offering both subscription and free services. Napster 2.0 will allow users access to up to 500,000 tracks by paying for individual downloads or a monthly subscription. Napster has signed...

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Son of Napster

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Robert X. Cringely has a new idea for an online music business which he calls Son of Napster, or Snapster for short. Written by Robert X. Cringely Napster...

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Napster Is coming back

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Roxio, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world announced today that it acquired Pressplay, the nation's premier online music service. As a result, Roxio has acquired a legal digital music distribution...

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very interesting article... "Instead of feeling relieved, Napster Inc. chief executive officer Eileen Richardson was pacing the halls with worry. San Francisco's Hummer Winblad Venture Partners had committed to invest $13 million for...

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