Wednesday, April 27, 2005

RealNetworks rekindles iPod tech tussle | CNET

RealNetworks rekindles iPod tech tussle | CNET "In the midst of a broader music release, RealNetworks has quietly renewed its iPod technology battle with Apple Computer." Now, here is the real story - quietly slip iPod compatibility back into the Rhapsody a la carte business.(the iPod does not support the Windows Media DRM scheme used in their "2go" service). I guess they figure Apple is so busy playing peekabo with PyMusique that they won't take the time and effort in continually revving their iTunes client to maintain incompatibility? Or perhaps they are in fact hoping that Apple keeps requiring consumers to upgrade their iTunes client until the point of complete frustration and subsequent migration to a more "stable" service?

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