Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2007 17:09 UTC
Apple Columnist Bill Thompson at the BBC asks whether the time has come for Apple to be put under the EU microscope in the same way as Microsoft has. "If Apple was serious about building a music industry around downloads and digital devices then it would open up its devices and interfaces to allow greater innovation and greater competition."
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RE[3]: Missing The Point...
by dagw on Fri 21st Sep 2007 09:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Missing The Point..."
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Can use use an iPod to access WMA 10 media files from Microsoft?

The interesting question is why can't you access WMA 10 files with your iPod. Is it because Microsoft refuses to license the technology or is it because Apple refuses to pay MS for access. Without evidence I strongly suspect it's the former and thus making the whole situation very different.

If Jobs called MS tomorrow and said "I want WMA 10 working on the iPod" I'm sure MS would be accomodating. Apple on the other hand are refusing to let others play their itms files.

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