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The iPod Turns 10: How It Shaped Music History

Though the Apple Store memorials have since given way to long lines for the iPhone 4S, it’s still difficult to imagine the technology company without Steve Jobs at its helm.  And while much has been written about the gadgets that defined perhaps Jobs’ most productive decade, it’s tough to isolate one device for its impact above …

Napster No More: Rhapsody Nabs Subscribers, Assets

Napster’s long, troubled life is finally coming to an end, with Rhapsody acquiring the service’s subscribers and assets from Best Buy. The Napster brand will be phased out as part of the deal.

Napster was best known for its early run as a peer-to-peer music sharing service (read: a way to download pirated MP3s) before the advent of …

R.I.P. Limewire, Stealing Music With You Will Be Missed

After battling with the music industry in the US court system for almost half a decade, a federal court in New York finally shut down peer-to-peer file sharing website Limewire with a permanent injunction, saying the program caused a “massive scale of infringement.”

Since Napster eventually collapsed under the strain of its legal …