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Panic retires Audion, posts history of app

Panic has officially retired its Audion MP3 application and made it a free download. The company has posted an amazing story by co-founder Cabel Sasser on the history of Audion, including very interesting details on the early days of MP3, a failed AOL deal, meeting Apple CEO Steve Jobs and how Audion almost became iTunes.

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1

What a great story, even if I never was an Audion user. Transmit still rocks though—to this day, it’s the only piece of Shareware I actually paid for. And what a great purchase that was.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on November 12, 2004 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

2

I’m not even a Mac user and that was a great story.  They missed the chance to become iTunes, and they STILL LOVE iTunes!  They are a credit to programers averywhere.  If I was a Mac user I would buy their software just because they’re cool like that.

Posted by stark23x on November 12, 2004 at 6:06 PM (PDT)

3

interesting story but I would be kicking myself if i was them.

Posted by brywebster on November 14, 2004 at 9:22 AM (PDT)

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