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Amazon is Ready to Take a Bite Out of Apple

Posted By Bryan Eisenberg On September 25, 2007 @ 10:19 am In Breaking News,Publishing,e-commerce | 2 Comments

Bezos and Jobs in New York Magazine [1]Amazon (AMZN) pulled the cover off [2] its long-awaited [3] music store [4], Amazon MP3 [5]. Amazon is targeting the long tail that Apple (AAPL) hasn’t captured. Their selection is DRM-free MP3s with over 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists represented by over 20,000 major and independent labels. Most songs are priced between 89 cents and 99 cents.

Will they outsell Apple’s iTunes [6]?

Check it out and compare it to iTunes. Do you think one is better than the other? Will you shop at both or keep your loyalty to one?

(UPDATE: It seems that Virgin Digital, the online Virgin Megastore has closed [7].)


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[1] Image: http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2007/05/will_amazons_drm_free.html

[2] pulled the cover off: http://www.amazon.com/gp/daily/ref=cm_dly_open/104-1586539-8810366

[3] long-awaited: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/09/25/amazon-launches-early-ver_n_65744.html

[4] music store: http://mashable.com/2007/09/12/amazon-music-store-launch

[5] Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/163856011

[6] outsell Apple’s iTunes: http://www.grokdotcom.com/2007/05/16/amazon-will-outsell-itunes-for-music-and-movies/

[7] closed: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ByteOfTheApple/blog/archives/2007/09/virgin_digital.html?campaign_id=rss_blog_byteoftheapple

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