USA Today: Amazon takes on Apple with copyprotection- free music

The music industry is finally comfortable selling digital music without copy protection, but the huge shift hasn’t resulted in dramatically higher sales. Instead, it produced something that major music labels have long sought: a strong No. 2 competitor to Apple.


Posted by Ted • Tuesday, March 25, 2008 .

LA Times: Apple may offer music subscription service

Consumers might have the option to pay a higher price for iPods and iPhones in the future and get unlimited access to a music library, according to record industry executives who say they have had preliminary conversations with Apple Inc., the manufacturer of those devices.


Posted by Ted • Thursday, March 20, 2008 .

LA Times: Fans, labels are split on unlocked music plan

A world without digital handcuffs on downloaded music sounds pretty good to Eston Bond, a 21-year old senior at the University of Michigan.


Posted by Ted • Thursday, February 8, 2007 .

NY Times: Gates vs. Jobs: The Rematch

The history of Apple Computer can be told through its advertisements as well as its products. There was, of course, the commercial that introduced the Macintosh. It was broadcast exactly once, during the 1984 Super Bowl, and signaled the company’s bid to reclaim leadership in personal computers from I.B.M. and its tiny, little-known software partner, Microsoft.


Posted by Ted • Sunday, November 14, 2004 .