Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Nokia buys Loudeye - should Apple care?

Nokia has agreed to buy Loudeye - the provider of bespoke music download stores for mobile phone operators. Could this prove to be the latest challenge to Apple's iTunes. After all, they have Microsoft's Zune (what a God awful name!) to contend with - not!

Is Nokia gonna use Loudeye technology to launch their own branded music service? After all they flog over 40M music phones to rival iPods per annum - ooh!

Na, fear not Apple - Nokia has always been a disaster at launching their own branded mobile Internet services - and they would be equally awful at trying to rival iTunes.

Only Microsoft remains mug enough/rich enough to take on Apple in the music space. Chill out Stevie baby!

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