Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Spit and a handshake

Play it: MS/RealNetworks Settlement (a soundtrack)

Something I didn't think I'd ever see again... old co-workers Bill Gates and Rob Glaser together in front of a camera.

The Microsoft settlement in the RealNetworks lawsuit was announced today, and it's good news for Rhapsody fans (and fans of an open digital music environment in general.) A good chunk of this deal is about pushing the Rhapsody music subscription.

This probably explains why Microsoft ended discussions with music labels recently.

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2 comments:

drake leLane said...

MS-Real Settlement

* "Real Deal" - George Jones
* "The News [A Wholly Owned Subsidary Of Microsoft Inc.]" - Deltron 3030
* "Handshake" - Pussy Galore

Robert 0f The Radish said...

Ha! A Playlist even!

Coolio!