hypebot: Has Amazon bought eMusic? What Announcement Does EMI & Apple Have Planned For Monday Morning?: "The chatter is hot and heavy again that #2 digital download site eMusic is very close to being sold. Speculation is flying hotter than ever before that a sale is virtualy complete and that Amazon is the purchaser. Some even have an announcement happening on Monday or Tuesday. Neither company responded to Hypebot's weekend inquiries for comment."
The timing makes sense. Once the labels start selling DRM-less content, then they can quickly turn on an iPod compatible store (which would undoubtedly sell even more iPods). As for as a competitor goes, Amazon is probably the most appealing to Apple, because even if they lose (or song sales), the win (on hardware sales).
What a fun Spring this is turning out to be...
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