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Shirky: Napster tapped into our primate instincts

We don't want to share goods, but we want to share information, the NYU professor says at a SXSWi talk, and Napster transformed music into information.

By March 14, 2010


Best Buy drops Napster CEO, president posts

In a move to "streamline Napster's executive structure," parent company says it's eliminating the positions held by Napster CEO Chris Gorog and President Brad Duea.

By January 6, 2010


So long, Napster, and thanks for the nine MP3s

I gave Napster a two-month trial to see how it compares to Spotify's subscription offering. It repaid me with a kick in the usability shins

By December 3, 2009


Napster vs Spotify vs Sky Songs

Sky Songs launches today, the latest entry into the burgeoning music-streaming sphere. We compare Sky Songs, Napster and Spotify to see which is right for you

By October 19, 2009


Napster halves price, rules out iPhone app

Napster has ruled out an iPhone app and described Spotify as "brave" but probably doomed. Oh yeah, and halved its prices and dropped DRM

By October 7, 2009


Napster's latest: Best music-subscription deal ever?

Napster's not quite giving away the store, but this offer comes close: For five bucks a month you get five DRM-free MP3s and unlimited on-demand streaming of 7 million songs.

By May 19, 2009


Kazaa founders give music another try

Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis are launching a subscription music service, coming into a sector at a time when music fans have rejected all-you-can-eat models.

By June 3, 2010


Steve Jobs: Let the post-PC era begin (live blog)

In a wide-ranging chat at D8, Apple's CEO tells why PCs are like trucks, shares a secret of the iPad's birth, and says the story of a missing iPhone would make a great movie.

By June 1, 2010


Prizefight: Napster versus Rhapsody

A collection of judges from CNET put Napster and Rhapsody through their paces, pitting the music stores head-to-head in five bone-shaking rounds. See who comes out on top in this subscription music service battle.

By June 24, 2009


Did EFF lawyer cross line in LimeWire case?

Federal court judge suggests that one of the most respected attorneys from the technology sector advised LimeWire execs to destroy evidence.

By May 18, 2010