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Mix: Tokyo event, Duke university, Yahoo audio, Napster

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By LC Angell

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Published: Thursday, August 4, 2005
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AV Watch has photos from Thursday’s Apple event in Tokyo, where Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the Japanese iTunes Music Store. [via DAPreview]

Tracy Futhey, CIO and VP for Information Technology at Duke University, discusses Duke’s iPod project: “Over the past year, the iPod project has made clear to many of our faculty and in many of our courses, the value of digital audio in a whole host of domains,” she said. “And those who have started to use the iPods have said, in a large number of cases, that this has been an important enough experiment that they absolutely need and want to continue it.”

Yahoo has launched a new search engine that lets users search through millions of songs offered by popular music services such as iTunes, Rhapsody and Napster.

Forbes reports: “Last quarter Napster lost $19.9 million—that is,the company lost nearly a dollar for every dollar it took in. Nor is Napster’s loss an aberration: From April 2003 through the end of March 2005, the company lost $97.8 million selling digital music.”

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Comments

1

Haha, that just goes to show you that Apple had it right all along.

Posted by Rene on August 4, 2005 at 11:39 AM (PDT)

2

Woah. Did you see the picture from the apple event about the digital rights? It says they get unlimited CD burns. Sweet for Japan, I guess.

Posted by Stuart on August 4, 2005 at 12:10 PM (PDT)

3

Huh? I was under the impression that US users have unlimited CD burns as well. If I remember correctly?

Posted by Alex H. on August 4, 2005 at 10:40 PM (PDT)

4

There is a limit on the number of times you can burn the same playlist, I believe.

Posted by Mark on August 5, 2005 at 5:49 AM (PDT)

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