The pioneering ad-supported music service--once considered a possible threat to iTunes--quietly ceases operations Thursday.
Records show that the founder used a copy of users' e-mails to help compensate at least one former salesperson, who then sold the list.
Before the doors closed at the once-promising start-up, money got tight, and the payroll went unpaid. Management squabbles made a bad situation even worse.
Some investors of shuttered site are questioning how assets are being sold. At the same time some users are angry about losing their music.
A group that loaned funds to the now defunct ad-supported music service will get any money generated from asset liquidation.
Ad-support music service is dead and in two months its music will die, too. Is this more proof that DRM sucks or are customers too demanding of a freebie?
Once a standard-bearer among ad-supported music services, the company's management may lose control of the company, sources tell CNET News.
Former CEO and chief marketing officer jump to former competitor in ad-supported music sector at a time when SpiralFrog rolls out beta version.
A company that many expected never to make it to launch has opened up offering 770,000 songs.
Industry-approved, ad-supported music download service launches U.S. beta. But without support for transferring material to portable devices, it's hard to be optimistic.