It's official: Radionomy buys Winamp, Shoutcast from AOL for $5-10 million

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Jan 14, 2014
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  1. The worst kept secret of 2014 is now official – online radio aggregator Radionomy has indeed purchased Winamp and Shoutcast from AOL. Although specifics weren’t mentioned, a reliable source recently told TechCrunch that Radionomy paid between $5 million and $10...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    This sounds great on paper...
    Im just concerned that this company might try to commercialize on winamp more and make it a limited service and such.
  3. If winamp has any chance of surviving then it better embrace commercialization. Free software don't enjoy longer lifespan as its commercial counterpart does. That's a fact.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    No actually, its an opinion. Itunes is free software. Ubuntu is free software. I could go on and on.....
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    itunes isnt exactly free is it... VLC on the other hand is free.
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    Itunes is free. I imported all my music and such into itunes and use it all the time. Buying stuff from the itunes store isnt free, but that doesnt make itunes a non-free-media-player.
  7. If you use Itunes as a media player...I feel sorry for you
  8. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    Meh. Works fine. I dont use it dominantly.

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