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Virgin launches online music service

Virgin Digital, the online arm of the Virgin Group, is the latest company to launch an online music service. “The company is jumping into the market with a full-featured music jukebox written from scratch, in which it is offering a music download store and music subscription service powered by wholesaler MusicNet,” reports CNET News.com. “With an entry 18 months after Apple first launched its iTunes song store, Virgin is starting well behind its biggest rivals.

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Virgin Mega upset with Apple over FairPlay DRM

In Apple’s quarterly report filed today, the company reveals that Virgin Mega filed a complaint on June 28 against Apple France with the French Competition Council alleging that the company has wrongfully refused to license Fairplay DRM (digital rights management) technology to competitors. Virgin is seeking “Interim Measures,” pending the determination of the merits of the case. A hearing on Virgin’s request for such measures will likely take place in October or November 2004. Stay tuned for highlights from Apple’s quarterly report (SEC form 10-Q).

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iPods in Virgin’s London airport lounge

The iPod is a big hit in the Virgin Atlantic Airways lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport, according to CNET News.com. “We already have iPods in the Heathrow Clubhouse, and as they’ve been so popular, we will soon be adding them to our new Clubhouse at JFK (in New York),” Virgin said. Passengers can borrow an iPod to listen to music (courtesy of the Virgin Megastores) before boarding their flights.

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