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CNET's Donald Bell rewinds the clock to look at how Apple won the MP3 player wars and what lessons competitors should take away from this industry-shaping battle.
Enter 'The Blade'
Donald and Jasmine dedicate one final recording to the MP3 Insider podcast with a sentimental look back through the MP3 player timeline, from the very earliest Rio device, to the iPhone that brought the MP3 player category crumbling down upon itself. For video viewers, there's plenty of visual goodness with old players making personal appearances in the podcast studio. But don't fret! MP3 Insider is set to morph seamlessly into the all new Crave video podcast. Make sure you check back with us next week, same bat time, same bat channel.
A leader on Microsoft's Zune team understands the importance of lossless files in the future of portable audio players.
March 1998 saw the birth of the portable music world as we know it today, with the launch of the MPMan F10 -- the world's first portable MP3 player
Donald Bell takes a look back at how our listening experience has changed over the past 10 years.