by Mike Masnick
Tue, Feb 5th 2008 2:18am
A few years back when Yahoo launched its music service, it was pretty clearly designed to fail. Yet, Yahoo kept it going for a while, despite the fact that the executives who ran the program clearly were not fans of the company's own offerings. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Yahoo has simply moved all of its subscribers over to RealNetworks' Rhapsody service, which is having its own problems adjusting to a changing music market place. One could hope that Yahoo's ditching of the music service is a sign that it's actually going to do something more interesting, but given this little merger the company may be involved in, it may be difficult to do very much that's unique or innovative.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Copyright As Censorship: Questionable Copyright Claim Forces Indie Musician To Destroy All Physical Copies Of New Album
- Oculus Is Hurting VR's Development By Supporting Walled Gardens, Closed Ecosystems
- You're Entitled To Your Own Opinions, But Not Your Own Facts About Copyright, NY Times Edition
- House Of Representatives Tech Team Blocks All Google Appspot Apps Because Of A Single Trojan
- Unsealed Yahoo/FISA Documents Show NSA Expected Company, FISC Judge To Operate On Zero Information