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Tuesday, August 03, 2004


Supplier Power

Labels 'blacklist' anybody upstream (aka Real) from doing business with P2P nets. Uhhh...file this under 'Supplier Power, Coercion':

"...Also last year, RealNetworks (Nasdaq:RNWK - news) abandoned negotiations to bundle its music-playing software with Morpheus, a deal that could have eventually steered Morpheus users to paid content distributed on Real's Rhapsody service.


"The labels have blacklisted you guys ... which means I'm probably not going to get much latitude to do anything as far as Rhapsody goes," RealNetworks general manager Ryc Brownigg said in a phone message to StreamCast Networks Inc. last September."

-- umair // 1:05 PM // 0 comments


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