Microsoft to offer new subscription music service

By Derek Sooman on June 12, 2005, 3:04 PM
Following in the footsteps of Napster, RealMedia and so many others, Microsoft will offer a subscription download music service. The provision of this service is an attempt on Microsoft's part to claw back some of the ground lost between it and Apple’s iTunes service, and will allow people to download unlimited tracks on a monthly basis for one set fee to be played on a number of different media systems. These media systems will probably wind up including the Xbox 360.




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kraugie said:
Just like microsoft, taking others ideas and make a profit. Me and a friend the other day had a good laugh about a Microsoft slogan I came up with: Microsoft, we steal ideas but dont steal our software.
Mikael said:
I am surprised that it has taken M$ this long to make a move like this.Stealing ideas to make a profit? Really? And to think, I figured it was just smart business!
Masque said:
[b]Originally posted by Mikael:[/b][quote]I am surprised that it has taken M$ this long to make a move like this.Stealing ideas to make a profit? Really? And to think, I figured it was just smart business![/quote]Of course it is.....it's called competition. It's not unlike any other company that jumps on the heels of a new product/service. Micro$oft's not the first to do it...and certainly not in the music business. There are plenty of other followers on this particular business model.
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