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Mix: iTunes, Salesforce, Billboard, Storage

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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The iTunes Store is now taking pre-orders for “The Complete Led Zeppelin,” a special $100 digital box set containing the band’s entire discography, is now available for pre-order exclusively through iTunes, as is the band’s upcoming “Mothership” retrospective. Both will be available for download beginning November 13.

In addition, the New York Times has reported that Edward Burns’s latest romantic comedy, “Purple Violets,” will go up for sale on Nov. 20 exclusively on iTunes, marking the first time a feature film has made its commercial debut on the service.

During yesterday’s Q4 financial results conference call, Apple COO Tim Cook confirmed that the company was working with salesforce.com on their initiatives to modify software for the iPhone. Salesforce.com offers software that helps businesses manage sales leads and runs an online marketplace for other business software, all available over the internet.

Music chart provider Billboard and iLike have announced the first social media-based music charts, which will reflect which songs are most popular each week among iLike users on Facebook, as well as leveraging iLike’s desktop software to monitor the top songs that users are adding to their personal iTunes and Windows Media collections.

Both Toshiba and Samsung have announced plans for new flash memory chips made using 30nm technology, which would enable flash-based iPods with much higher storage capacities. Meanwhile, the popularity of Apple’s flash-based models is leading some to say that storage is no longer the main selling factor driving iPod sales.

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In regards to the “Complete Led Zeppelin”, is it DRM and at what bit rate?

Posted by WildmanCAL on October 23, 2007 at 5:18 PM (PDT)

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...is it DRM and at what bit rate?

Unless Zep has moved onto another label, it’ll be through Atlantic as with their CD releases, which is under the Warner umbrella. Currently a flag-waving DRM company and unashamedly peddling at a 128k bit rate.

Posted by flatline response on October 24, 2007 at 1:19 AM (PDT)

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