Posts Tagged ‘ MP3s ’

doubleTwist First Look Video – Could This Replace iTunes?

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music

Music startup doubleTwist today launched a new application, available for Mac and PC, that wants to replace the proprietary world of Apple’s iTunes with one where you can download music and sync it to any player. Here’s how doubleTwist explains what they do: Our vision is simple: to create a unifying media platform that connects […]

Windows Users At Risk From MP3s, Multimedia Files

Jul 18th, 2008 | By | Category: General

Security firm TrustedSource reports that a new trojan has been identified that infects multi-media files on Windows computers. The malware embeds malicious content into multimedia files based on the Advanced Systems Format (ASF), a widely used format for video and audio content such as MP3 and WMA music files, WMV video files and others. When […]

Major Music Labels Enlist Napster To Take On Apple

May 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General, iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players

You almost have to feel sorry for the mainstream music industry. Almost. The major labels have teamed up with Napster to offer what they are calling “the world’s largest and most comprehensive MP3 store.” Yep – the labels are so intent on breaking Apple’s dominance in the world of digital music that they are giving […]

Music Industry Using DRM-Free MP3s To Monopolize Your Ears

Jan 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

For a long time, people have thought that getting the music industry to switch to DRM-free MP3s for music downloads would open the doors to a consumer-friendly world of digital music competition. Now it’s starting to look like the music industry wil use DRM-free MP3s to enforce their traditional monopoly on what you hear, what […]

DRM’d Music Is Roadkill

Jan 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

DRM’d music is roadkill, steamrolled by iPods, iTunes and fair use. Businessweek reports that Sony BMG is finalizing plans to sell songs without DRM, the copyright protection software that has long restricted the use of music downloaded from the Internet. Sony BMG, a joint venture of Sony and Bertelsmann, will make at least part of […]