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Monday, September 15, 2008

Napster to be Part of Best Buy Family

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home News" @ 07:00 PM

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122...hoo_hs&ru=yahoo

"Best Buy Inc. has agreed to buy Napster Inc. for $121 million, a deal that the consumer-electronics giant said it will use to reach new customers. The deal, which includes $67 million of cash and short-term investments on Napster's books, values the provider of digital music at $2.65 a share, nearly double Friday's closing price of $1.36. The acquisition, which is set to close in the fourth quarter, includes Napster's 700,000 digital entertainment subscribers, Web-based customer-service platform and mobile capabilities. "Best Buy intends to use Napster's capabilities and digital subscriber base to reach new customers with an enhanced experience for exploring and selecting music and other digital entertainment products over an increasing array of devices," said Best Buy President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Dunn."

Poor Napster. First the the man shuts you down for illegal activities. Then you reinvent yourself as a legal, albeit less popular alternative. Now you've resorted to selling out to Best Buy. I'm sorry!

Tags: MP3, Napster, Best Buy

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Best Buy Canada Offering $40 Off Zune 4 for Trade-In of Old MP3 Player

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 12:17 PM

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/dept....=EN&catid=22573

This offer is light on details, but the image pretty much speaks for itself: if you're in Canada and you want to save $40 off a 4 GB Zune, grab your old MP3 player and head in to any Best Buy. I wonder if this is a sign of the Zune 4 fading away, with the Zune 8 becoming the new entry-level Zune and a 16 GB Zune becoming the new high-end Zune? This is just me doing some wishful thinking of course...


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