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Mix: ABC shows, Music phones, Access Hollywood, Tesco

ABC plans to offer ad-supported prime-time shows on its website as free downloads. iTunes will continue to sell ad-free versions, the company said.

Sales of cell phones equipped with music players will rise to 796 million units in 2010, while stand-alone digital music players should triple to 176 million units during the same time.

NBC has released a free 6-minute “Access Hollywood: Oscar Preview” video on the iTunes Music Store.

Following a test in its Milton Keynes store, European supermarket chain Tesco plans to roll out standalone areas for Apple products in 300 of its biggest stores by the end of the year.

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1

dedicated sections in stores? wow!!  didn’t think that would happen!!

can you imagine going into your local supermarket tesco and asking a bod about ipods? like they’re ever gonna be able to answer questions you have with a proper answer!!

you have enough trouble going into PC World (a dedicated PC store) and eggting any PC knowledge out of their staff!!

Posted by bav on March 3, 2006 at 10:15 AM (CST)

2

At Tesco???  What an increadibly BAD idea!  The staff there (and I’m not joking) don’t know what an aubergine is (assuming you can even find someone willing to answer you in the first place).  And now they are going to give advice about Airport Express wireless networking? 

What a great way to sully the Apple brand.

Posted by smedley on March 3, 2006 at 10:57 AM (CST)

3

That’s not entirely fair. I’ve always found the folks in PC World perfectly capable of spelling “PC”.

Be grateful for small mercies.

Posted by weeble on March 3, 2006 at 11:03 AM (CST)

4

The ad supported shows is great news…I think this trend will lead to people not wanting to pay for the ad free versions on itunes.

Posted by veniex on March 3, 2006 at 12:45 PM (CST)

5

I’m not saying that anything is a good or bad idea, I just don’t see why someone would rather buy an iPod from a Tesco when you could buy it either off the Apple store or from a more reliable store that specializes in things like iPods. Seems weird…

Posted by Werewolf on March 3, 2006 at 3:01 PM (CST)

6

Someone obviously bought them if they’re making the decision based on results from their test run.

Posted by MixedCookie on March 3, 2006 at 4:12 PM (CST)

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