Amazon.com mute on rumored plans to challenge Apple's iPod|
US Internet retailer Amazon.com refused to comment on a media report that it is planning to launch an online digital music store and a portable music player to break Apple Computer's lock on the market.
A New York Times story cited music industry executives as negotiating with Seattle-based Amazon on content, customized MP3 players, and an online music store to compete with Apple's popular iPod and iTunes online store.
An Amazon.com spokeswoman said the company would not comment on "rumor and speculation."
Apple, based in Cupertino, California, has reportedly sold more than 42 million iPods, making it the most popular MP3 music player in the world.
In the final quarter of 2005, ending with the Christmas holiday, iPod sales were said to average about 100 per minute.
New website allows users to trade CDs|
A new CD-trading website, launching Tuesday, could be the first of a new wave of sites that give consumers a way to legitimately get nearly free music.
AOL to let others customize its messaging software
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NBC Universal Acquires Women's Site IVillage
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Microsoft's IE 7 Ignores Windows Setting
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Mozilla Confirms Firefox Taking In Millions Of Google Dollars
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OnlyMyEmail Releases New Option for Reporting Spam
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Web and Video Conferencing Reaches a New Level of Effectiveness
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WebSitePulse Sets A New Industry Standard For Customer Convenience
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Cyco Software Introduces Cyco AutoManager Meridian
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DropWaterMark Updated to Version 3.5
LAJ Design is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of DropWaterMark version 3.5.