Evolver.fm: Microsoft Music Subscriptions Falter Despite XBox Popularity

Written by Eliot Van Buskirk Microsoft’s reputation may no longer be seen as a stodgy, business-oriented company, thanks to the success of its XBox platform, but it’s still not cool enough to convince gamers to pay for music. At Digital Music Forum East on Thursday morning, perennial moderator Ted Cohen pressed Microsoft on how its […]


Posted by Ted • Thursday, February 24, 2011 .

CNNMoney.com: Amazon: The Avis of digital music

The online retailer is a distant second to Apple, but a deal with MySpace could move Amazon up the charts.


Posted by Ted • Thursday, July 31, 2008 .

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 .

NY Times: Music Sites Ask, ‘Why Buy if You Can Rent?’

Long before Sir Richard Branson dreamed of becoming the latest billionaire with a reality TV show, before he started his cellphone company, his airline and his record label, he sold music from the Virgin Record Shop on Oxford Street in London. When he began in 1971, of course, music was presented as grooves pressed into a vinyl disk.


Posted by Ted • Monday, September 27, 2004 .