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Apple's music strikes a chord

The iTunes Music Store takes online music distribution to another level, but what it will mean for file-swapping and for Windows users, when the service extends to PCs?

roundup As the Mac maker turns up the volume on its iTunes Music Store, it's got people in the computer and music industries listening. But some question whether music fans will give up free downloads for 99-cent tunes. And now that Apple's developing the service for Windows, should Microsoft worry?

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Apple launches iTunes Music Store and new iPods
Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple Computer

The company shows signs of developing a version of its jukebox software for Microsoft Windows-based PCs--a key part of moving its newly launched music service beyond the Mac.
April 30, 2003 

Apple's new music service could help shift the battle to control digital media away from Microsoft's proprietary file formats, according to analysts.
April 30, 2003 

news analysis For all the glitz surrounding the unveiling of the new iTunes music service, a quick look suggests that it's a solid, but hardly revolutionary, addition to the market.
April 29, 2003 

Apple offers downloads of 200,000 songs at 99 cents each, with unlimited CD burning and iPod transfers--among the most liberal licensing terms to date.
April 28, 2003 

The iTunes Music Store will raise the bar for digital music under Windows and change the industry, but it won't get Apple out of its 5 percent ghetto in the PC business.
April 29, 2003