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Mix: Norway council, Creative sales, PSP sales, PortalPlayer

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, January 27, 2006
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The Consumer Council of Norway has filed a complaint to the Norwegian Consumer Ombubudsman, asking that he review the iTunes terms of service, which the council considers to be illegal.

A struggling Creative Technology reported a 31% drop in second quarter net profit. The company said it sold only 2.6 million MP3 players during the holiday quarter, compared to Apple’s 14 million.

Meanwhile, Sony reported positive earnings for the busy quarter and said it shipped more than 6.2 million PSPs. More than 15 million PSPs have now been shipped worldwide.

PortalPlayer, whose chips are used in iPods, said Thursday that its fourth quarter profit more than doubled. The company’s earnings rose to $23.8 million from $10.5 million a year ago.

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Comments

1

Comparing Creative to Apple is a fair compare. Creative needs to come up with a way to beat iTunes though.

Posted by Jason on January 27, 2006 at 10:41 AM (PDT)

2

Or come up with a new company name…

Posted by jkreef on January 27, 2006 at 11:27 AM (PDT)

3

They really DO need to get creative and develop an app that could kill iTunes…..they’ve already got some good players, all they need is a killer app and some good publicity.

Good for Sony though, on increased PSP shipments smile

Posted by Huskerz85 on January 27, 2006 at 1:12 PM (PDT)

4

Boy, Sony’s PSP shipments even exceeded their rootkit distributions.

Posted by flatline response on January 27, 2006 at 10:09 PM (PDT)

5

Creative needs to either prove they DESERVE their name or just give it up.

Posted by ahMEmon on January 31, 2006 at 6:28 AM (PDT)

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