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Wal-Mart sticks to its guns (no, not those guns)

cash advance lenders Wal-Mart's recent abandonment of WMA format for their download store shows that they do indeed know what they're doing and can respond to the emerging market in a fairly savvy fashion. Some of the majors still aren't on board — which is pretty odd, given that they're participating in Amazon's MP3 store [...]

Apple eats others

free furniture plans An internal memo at Apple which was just intercepted by Ars Technica congratulates employees on having successfully swiped the #1 spot in music retail from Wal-Mart. This announcement comes barely a month after they announced that they had moved up to #2, suggesting a dramatic growth rate. This is a coup of [...]

Amazon endorses Sellaband

First, a quick recap of Sellaband for those of you who might have missed it when they first made headlines a year and a half ago: average credit card debt The site allows independent musicians to start accounts and then fund their recordings with presales of an album. By recruiting “believers” — essentially fans willing [...]

It’s called the golden rule, morons

While reading over the latest round of bickering about Apple's monopoly on digital music sales, it occurred to me that very few of the people doing the complaining are going to the trouble of setting a good example. Now I'll admit that despite my ongoing frustrations with iTunes and the iTunes Music Store (and irrespective [...]

iTunes hits a new milestone (and now there’s only one left)

anti aging skin care In a press release issued earlier today, Apple announced that the iTunes Music Store is now the second-largest music retailer in the country. This isn't entirely surprising — pretty much everyone was shocked back in 2005 in a fairly similar manner when it was revealed that iTunes was beating Tower Records. [...]

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