It would haft to be Napster or Rhapsody… They’re the only services that have any semblance of a future for “To-Go”.
Napster released version 4.0 of their software this week, so they’re still in the game.
Rhapsody has MTV and Verizon, so they’re gonna be in the game for quite sometime to come.
Seriously, there aren’t that many more PlayForSure “To-Go” providers left… Altleast not ones that match the investments made by the 2 above services.
I believe just about whole-heartedly that Yahoo is not going to focus on music as much as it has in the past.
They may have it in em for one more push, but that’ll only be for DRM-Free content… Otherwise I don’t think they wish to persue it as much…
The sad part of it all is that they bought MusicMatch, barely did anything with it… Created their own app basically from scratch and discontinued the original program, people liked… And Yahoo themselves COULD possibly be out of the music business by next year, bringing possibly all of MusicMatch Jukebox down with em… WOW!!! I miss MMJB. It was the Windows iTunes before Windows iTunes…
If Yahoo does abandon the service anyone wanna bet that we’ll atleast see “Yahoo! Rhapsody”? Or “Yahoo! Napster”? Or “Yahoo! MP3’s powered by Amazon”?
I think Yahoo will outsource and promote their services with someone else in the long run. The investment is too great to continue alone. With a partner it would be easier to co-exist financially. They probably should’ve done that to begin with, truth were known!
Message Edited by bigcraig01 on 10-19-2007 12:03 AM