Antitrust truce frees rivals for bite at Apple

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Headline aside, what the article says is that this probably WON'T hurt Apple.

    It will boost Real's subscription service (it needs it--subscriptions are not popular).

    It terminates Microsoft's own efforts to get into the business.

    That's about it.
  3. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    For the millionth time, they don't have a player, jukebox, store combo.

    Until then, Rob "Krispy Creme" Glaser is out of luck.
  4. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
  5. inkswamp macrumors 68030


    Jan 26, 2003
    LOL! A bunch of visionless corporate hacks shaking hands and making nice is supposed to be a threat to the fantastic stuff that Apple is doing? As long as they keep that up, Apple has nothing to worry about.

    Here's my impression of Glaser: "WAAAAA!! Apple wouldn't play with us so we went and told Bill Gates. So there. NYAH!!"

    If they spent this much energy coming up with good ideas of their own instead of trying to gang-hump the iTunes music store, they might not spend so much time whining in public.

    How un-freaking-believably sad.
  6. LaoTzu macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2005
    Real still exists?

    My first thought was, wait, Real Networks & Rob Glaser are still around? ( No one cares! ) My next thought, no way Real can afford to sell (rent?) nothing at a loss, if I were Glaser, I'd take the cash & run! That's more than they will ever earn...
    When they were the only streaming media company, the net was young, it was cool.....but what happened to all the internet companies?

    Oh well, maybe Real & MS can split the losses among the other 700 companies fighting to lose more money for record execs - there is no money in it, unless you sell iPods!!

    They deserve eachother, and I think the quality of the companies product, attitude, and skill are reflected in their sucess selling rental music....who cares... but MS has written a LOT of checks lately....LOL
  7. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York

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