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  • / Technology

    The resurrection of Napster--as a legitimate service

    Napster, which occupied the center of a storm over unauthorized music file-swapping, is going legit. Roxio, which acquired Napster last year, started a beta test of paid music downloads this week, and plans to roll the service out Oct. 29.

    Posted 10/10/2003Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Napster, which occupied the center of a storm over unauthorized music file-swapping, is going legit. Roxio, which acquired Napster last year, started a beta test of paid music downloads this week, and plans to roll the service out Oct. 29.
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    Napster hires music industry veteran as new CEO

    Napster has named the former executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Bertelsmann AG`s music arm, BMG Entertainment, as its new head.

    Posted 07/24/2001Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Napster has named the former executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Bertelsmann AG`s music arm, BMG Entertainment, as its new head.
  • The Napster lesson: Expect the unexpected

    In the early days of radio, recording companies feared that playing of music over the airwaves would kill record sales. But radio had the opposite effect, propelling the recording industry into a major component of the economy. Now the same thing could happen with Napster-the greatly feared yet wildly popular Internet-based music-swapping service. “Napster can be seen as more of a promotional device to get people closer to the music,” says Idil...

    Posted 01/31/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    In the early days of radio, recording companies feared that playing of music over the airwaves would kill record sales. But radio had the opposite effect, propelling the recording industry into a major component of the economy. Now the same thing could happen with Napster-the greatly feared yet…

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