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Yahoo to enter into online music business?

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2004 14:44 User comments (1)

Yahoo to enter into online music business? According to, portal giant Yahoo! is following the footsteps of pretty much AOL, Apple and Microsoft (and everybody else as well :-) and has plans to launch its own mediaplayer software which would include a frontend to a legal music store.
Yahoo! bought a small start-up called Mediacode in December, 2003 that includes two founding members of Nullsoft (the company that developed WinAMP) in its team and now Mediacode is apparently developing a mediaplayer for Yahoo! that would allow it to compete against iTunes and other iTunes clones.

Yahoo is also rumoured to have had talks with various existing players in the legal music downloads sector, including Roxio (the owner of the p2p-turned-into-legal-music-store Napster) and MusicMatch. Company declines to comment on any of the rumours.


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15.2.2004 4:49

Oh no...

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