Featured Articles

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

All of a sudden Intel is talking about desktop gaming like there is no tomorrow and it is pushing it. The…

More...
Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia has finally revealed the shipping date of its Shield Tablet 32GB in 4G LTE flavour and in case you pre-order…

More...
Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 26 September 2007 13:22

Amazon launches new digital music service store

Written by David Stellmack

Image

Music free of copy protection

 

Amazon.com, Inc. has launched a public beta of its online store, "Amazon MP3," which Amazon says will allow users to purchase music online by downloading it or burning it to CD free of digital rights management restriction technology. 

Amazon MP3 was launched to compete with Apple’s iTunes, and the Amazon MP3 music can be played on a variety of MP3 devices, including Apple’s proprietary iPod.  Amazon MP3 reportedly offers 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists.  Most of its individual songs are priced in the US$.89 to $.99 range and music albums are priced from US$5.99 to $8.99. 

While other companies have attempted to start MP3 companies to compete with iTunes, the licensing and revenue negotiations with the music industry companies have stalled them from launching.  Amazon has successfully made it through the music company maze with two music companies, Universal Music Group (owned by Vivendi) and EMI.

Read more here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 26 September 2007 13:38

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments