Napster: 5 million songs sold

John Borland Staff Writer, CNET News.com
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Napster, the digital song store and subscription service launched by Roxio in late October, said Monday that it passed the 5 million mark in online song sales. Although that keeps it ahead of other only-on-PC services' announced sales figures, it remains far behind Apple Computer's iTunes, which serves both PCs and Macintosh computers.

Napster has experienced some rough waters in recent weeks with company head Mike Bebel leaving last month.