Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th May 2010 15:34 UTC
Legal Well, this was as inevitable as the tides rolling in. The New York Times is reporting that the US Department of Justice is investigating Apple's tactics in the digital music market. The antitrust probe is still in an early phase, and is said to focus on "the dynamics of selling music online".
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Well this is a surprise. According to Slashdot and numerous other technology analysts, iTunes could never become a monopoly because there were so many better competitors out there like Creative, Real and Microsoft.

You forgot about recent versions of Winamp, sir ;) They've got a music store, too !

(Someday, I'll understand why so much people love that playlist+library mess, and what this model puts on the table except proprietary database that doesn't work with competiting software. In meantime, I just can observe how good software from the past can die through bloat and attempt to implement that messy model...)

Edited 2010-05-26 20:40 UTC

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