Lala Ate The Poison Apple & Gets Shut Down by Steve Jobs

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zepontiff

Apple: the new Standard Oil.

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lostcause64

...for my anti-Apple fire. I've had a Lala account since I read about it in MaxPC a couple years ago and I really enjoyed it. Since the announcement, I've already backed up my purchased full songs and I'll be buying the remaining songs that are on streaming only. Apple can choke on their iTunes credit.

John

Have you ever wondered why intelligence can normally be found in an individual, but runs screaming in terror from a group? Though, there are exceptions...

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schmitt

On May 19, 2003 Roxio acquired pressplay, an online music subscription service. Roxio rebranded pressplay as Napster 2.0. pressplay was a good company. I was a pressplay subscriber for about 2 years.

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NewGadgeteer

I guess there are no jobs in La La Land after all.  Daydreaming is something that is best done solo.

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lesryaisg

It seems to be just the way apple works, 'can not beat it' kill it.  while others work this way, when companies with mega-influence do it, the ripples are almost always bad.

Leslie

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Glycerin

Every article that MAXPC posts about Apple makes me dislike them more and more... I think Steve Jobs should get the "Douchebag Of The Year" award.

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Caboose

 Only the year?

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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carnivorousslushee23

 

Haha right on.  Every day I hear or read something about Apple and Steve the Douchebag that makes me dislike them even more.  Which I used to think was impossible.

 

#1 Reason why Macs suck:

Intel P45 motherboard: $99.  Core 2 Duo E85400: $170.  2GB DDR3-1333 RAM: $80.  Not having to throw away your PC and buy a brand new one: Priceless.

 

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heronhaus

So, "being fair" is buying out a popular company and then shutting it down.  I don't think so.

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BAMT

Is there anywhere comparable to what is now gone? I hope I can still find music after May.

Chances of me replacing my hackintosh with a Mac: 25% -> 0%. No, -100%. I'll make another. 

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gendoikari1

The Pirate Bay? The usual filesharer has about as much respect for the law as Apple does... 

SPAM FILTER MUST DIE

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BAMT

Then perhaps such is not me.

Not minding the stereotypical, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_online_music_stores

Maybe Amazon MP3, but _nowhere_ other than LaLa has free, full length tracks.

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Walnut

www.grooveshark.com

Free, full length, limitless streaming. They've been up and running for a couple years now. I keep the tab open constantly.

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Walnut

Why the hell isn't Apple getting more flak for anticompetitive practices? Microsoft sneezes and they get blasted with bullshit that ends up hurting consumers more than anything else, but Apple can buy other (better) services and kill them to bolster their own market share and no one says anything? Seriously?

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Neufeldt2002

+1

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Please fix the spam filter it does not work right.

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kevaskous

Completely agree with you.

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Khaled

The reason is obvious, Lala's licenses with music labels are non-transferable. 

Expect an iTunes.com service soon :p

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