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iTunes passes RealPlayer in unique users

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2008
News Categories: iTunes

According to data from Nielsen Online, iTunes has passed RealPlayer in unique users to become the second most popular streaming media player on the market, trailing only Microsoft’s Windows Media Player. The data shows that iTunes was the only player with a positive growth rate over the last year, growing nearly 27% from Dec. 2006 to Dec. 2007 to an estimated 35.7 million unique users. Windows Media Player grew only slightly over the same time period, to nearly 76 million estimated unique users. Usage of the standalone Quicktime Player fell slightly over the period, while RealPlayer usage fell 17.5%.

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I’m actually surprised it’s not number one by now… Have people not heard of it?  Or do they actually think the one that comes with their windows is the only one?!

Posted by Elric on February 2, 2008 at 10:28 PM (PDT)

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