Umair Haque / Bubblegeneration
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Monday, August 30, 2004

The recent iTunes Music Store's Volume Discounts is interesting. The individual customer has been serviced; the new "individual" is businesses. I like this positioning. B2C, now B2B. Which means Apple will now be spreading its Fairplay/AAC in 10,000 or 25,000 lots, minimum. A clever way to progress the audio-codec format of choice from non-DRM'd mp3 to DRM'd aac (albeit crackable, but that's beside the point). Get someone else (or some aspiring business, promotion, what-have-you) to spread the "currency" for you. Jobs noted that iTMS's competition was not other EMD services, but piracy. At this rate, to compete with iTMS does an EMD have to act like a pirate? A little weed is starting to seem like the only option....

-- matt // 11:47 AM // 0 comments


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