Thursday, February 16, 2006


Leaking out of some comfy conference rooms: Amazon is in talks to launch a digital music download service; it's possibly going to launch an Amazon-branded music player to play them on.

The problem with this plan? iPods dominate Amazon customer's music player purchases, so how is Amazon going to explain that the downloads its selling won't work on the player they've bought?


Anonymous said...

Why won't the Amazon player support mp3s?

Why does the second link go to Lonnie Donegan?

simon h b said...

In reverse order:

because I'd fudged the link - fixed now


it'll play MP3s. But Amazon won't be selling mp3s, will they? It'll be drm-hobbled downloads. Which won't play on iPods.

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