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  • When Apple launched its iTunes <strong>music</strong> store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the <strong>music</strong> industry – reeling from the effects of online piracy – was anxious to see how the new <strong>music</strong> service would shake out. “The sky was falling, and iTunes provided a place where we were going to monetize <strong>music</strong> and in theory stem the tide of piracy. So, it was certainly a solution for the time,” said Michael McDonald, who co-founded ATO...

    iTunes Store celebrates 10 years amidst increased competition

    When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry – reeling from the effects of online piracy – was anxious to see how the new music service would shake out. “The sky was falling, and iTunes provided a place where we were going to monetize music and in theory stem the tide of piracy. So, it was certainly a solution for the time,” said Michael McDonald, who co-founded ATO...

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  • Amazon.com Inc has grabbed more than a fifth of the market for digital <strong>music</strong> downloads, helped by the launch of its own tablet computers and aggressive pricing, according to an industry study released on Tuesday. AmazonMP3, the online retailer”s digital <strong>music</strong> business, had 22 percent of the market for <strong>music</strong> downloads in the United States in last year”s fourth quarter, research firm the NPD Group said in its Annual <strong>Music</strong> Study. That c...

    Amazon gains against Apple’s iTunes in music downloads

    Amazon.com Inc has grabbed more than a fifth of the market for digital music downloads, helped by the launch of its own tablet computers and aggressive pricing, according to an industry study released on Tuesday. AmazonMP3, the online retailer”s digital music business, had 22 percent of the market for music downloads in the United States in last year”s fourth quarter, research firm the NPD Group said in its Annual Music Study. That c...

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  • Rdio, the <strong>music</strong> streaming service started by a co-founder of Skype, is getting into video. New and current subscribers of a $10-a-month unlimited <strong>music</strong> plan from Rdio (AR-dee-oh) will get $25 to spend in the new digital store for video, called Vdio (VEE-dee-oh). The content will work on personal computers and Apple”s iPad for now. It”s opening at first to users in the U.S. and Britain. The latest TV episodes from shows such as “...

    Rdio looks beyond music, launches Vdio for TV, movies

    Rdio, the music streaming service started by a co-founder of Skype, is getting into video. New and current subscribers of a $10-a-month unlimited music plan from Rdio (AR-dee-oh) will get $25 to spend in the new digital store for video, called Vdio (VEE-dee-oh). The content will work on personal computers and Apple”s iPad for now. It”s opening at first to users in the U.S. and Britain. The latest TV episodes from shows such as “...

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