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Mix: iTunes visitors, Yahoo, Hearing problems, United Airlines

Macworld UK reports on new comScore Media Metrix figures: “In all, 5.4 million people visited iTunes in July, up 13% from June 2005. The growth of iTunes also helped push the Retail Music category up 7% to 30.1 million visitors”

Following “beta testing” since May, Yahoo’s music subscription service will reportedly stay at the price of $5 a month when it’s formally launched this week. Yahoo is also planning a large ad campaign for the service.

Researchers at Sydney’s National Acoustic Laboratories have found that up to a quarter of users of iPods and other music devices will suffer hearing problems because they’re listening at “excessive and damaging” levels.

United Airlines in Canada has launched a giveaway that provides the opportunity to win one of three iPod minis, one 20GB iPod or the grand prize of 50,000 Saver Award miles.

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Comments

1

Come on, Apple!  Make the iPod compatible with the Yahoo service.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on August 18, 2005 at 2:12 PM (CDT)

2

Is it true you can sych your ipod with the yahoo music engine.(yahoo claims you can”
If you can does anyone know how well it works.

Posted by jh on August 18, 2005 at 3:26 PM (CDT)

3

This whole thing about listeners suffering hearing problems, is that in any way “news”? Wasn’t this a problem when Sony introduced their Walkmans…? Or did that whole wave of history bypass Australia..?

Posted by Ron Bruintjes on August 18, 2005 at 3:52 PM (CDT)

4

ever science ben franklin, alexzander bell, and thomas eddison, nothing but a bonch of schocking results, eye problems and hearing problems.

Posted by Jonboy_sidewinder on August 18, 2005 at 5:42 PM (CDT)

5

No, you can’t use Yahoo’s subscription service with an iPod.  http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/music/yme/portable/portable-02.html has the details.  It’ll rip songs to your iPod but not much else.

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on August 18, 2005 at 7:43 PM (CDT)

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