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Mix: MyCokeMusic, iPod killing, Netflix, PumpedforSummer

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
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Coca-Cola said that it will be closing its British digital music service MyCokeMusic.com on July 31, after losing market share to Apple’s iTunes Music Store. As of November 2005, iTunes held a 54% share of the British online music market. MyCokeMusic was in 4th place with a 6% share, behind Napster and Wippit.com.

AP reports: “A teenager who was part of a gang that fatally stabbed a 15-year-old boy over an iPod was convicted Tuesday of murder. Brooklyn prosecutor Charles Hynes said a jury deliberated for three hours before convicting Darren Samuel, 17, of robbery and second-degree murder in the July attack. He faces as many as 25 years in prison.”

Netflix said it is considering whether to produce a set-top box that would let Netflix subscribers download movies overnight to watch on their television. “Netflix said no decisions have been made regarding specific delivery options or timing, but a spokesman said on Monday that a proprietary set-top box was one of the options under consideration.”

PumpOne has released PumpedforSummer, a 30-day image-based personal training program for the iPod. PumpedforSummer has 3 different workouts, each consisting of 12 exercises designed to “target problem areas like the abs, pecs, arms and butt.”

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1

It’ll be interesting to see what happens once the MyCokeMusic store has shut when people need to re-authenticate their DRM music files, such as when they move them to a new PC or re-install Windows. If users cannot reauthenticate their purchases with a store that no longer exists, what if any legal implications might their be?

Could be a good indicator as to what might happen to with iTMS purchased files in the distant future, depending on how it fares.

Posted by Brenster on June 21, 2006 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

2

Another one bites the dust.

Posted by Mr. Anderson on June 21, 2006 at 2:20 PM (PDT)

3

re: killing - Makes me sick the world we live in today. For the younger children with iPods, don’t risk it, swap those white earbuds out with regular ones.

Posted by Jack Bauer on June 21, 2006 at 5:31 PM (PDT)

4

To Jack Bauer - I agree. And while they’re at it, they will get to stop listening to the crappy iPod headphones, and start listening to their music through better quality earphones.

Posted by hotheadedjonny on June 22, 2006 at 12:34 AM (PDT)

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when i read “iPod killing” i got seriously worried, but thank goodness no iPods were harmed.

nah, in all seriousness, this is really quite tragic. i mean, over an iPod?? maybe Apple should make them cheaper so more people can afford it.. hehe hinthint wink

Posted by anthea on June 24, 2006 at 4:15 AM (PDT)

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