Real Networks Seeks Musical Alliance With Apple

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  1. Mason macrumors regular

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/15/business/media/15real.html?hp


    Definitely an interesting story. Wonder what will happen.
     
  2. billyboy macrumors 65816

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    It goes on to say that "Steven Job" will probably turn down the offer. It is one thing for HP to sell HPods and have an HP iTMS, but another where Real are concerned. As I see it, the success of iTMS and iPod is the whole integrated store browse, purchase, download, play and manage experience. It works like a dream. Anything less than that from Real with their store and Apple's iPod would probably be a disaster as far as Jobs was concerned . It just takes a few stupid software glitches or intrusive ads or something very un-Apple from Real to tarnish iTunes/iPods image. Maybe Real should let Apple tweak and iTunes-ify their store and media software, and stick an Apple logo in a prominent position. Then Jobs might be interested.

    The Real music deal - from Apple.
     
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