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Apple could be ‘Sony of 21st Century’

In a three-page article entitled “Gates vs. Jobs: The Rematch,” Saul Hansell of the New York Times looks at Apple’s digital music dominance and how Microsoft and others are aiming to take over the No. 1 position. “[The iPod] dominates its market in a way that no Apple product has done in a generation, raising the possibility that the company is becoming more than just a purveyor of computers with high design and low market share.

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Apple, Microsoft discussing digital music interoperability?

Billboard reports: “The music industry is pushing bitter technology rivals—most notably Microsoft and Apple—to shake hands in the interest of promoting digital downloads. Hardware makers and digital format developers, including many traditional adversaries, are engaged in private talks aimed at meeting the music industry’s goal of compatibility among competing digital music devices by 2005…

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