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CNET: Microsoft, again: Apple’s old nemesis

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, May 29, 2003
News Categories: iTunes

“In a masterstroke of technological and marketing acumen, Apple Computer appeared to have seized the digital music industry last month by boldly creating its own retail download service.

The Macintosh maker, diagnosed being near death in the 1990s, seemed to have pulled off another miracle: Its iTunes Music Store sold 2 million songs in its first 16 days, dwarfing rival download services and drawing raves from Silicon Valley to Hollywood. Yet even before the initial euphoria could subside, the company began hearing familiar rumblings from points north—namely, Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash.”

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1

RealWorks did, too; as [url=http://www.macminute.com]http://www.macminute.com[/url] wrote

Posted by andrew geber on May 30, 2003 at 3:24 AM (PDT)

2

You knew they were comming.

Posted by mongoos150 on May 30, 2003 at 5:34 AM (PDT)

3

Microsoft is boasting they Apple was not the first to do it. Okay, let me say this. Apple was the first to do it right! When has Pressplay ever had 2 million downloads in 16 days? Huh? Apple doesn’t have to necessarily reinvent the wheel, just improve on it which they have done. Apple still rocks!

Posted by Armando Mendez on May 30, 2003 at 10:53 AM (PDT)

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