“A year ago this week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced an online music store that promised to make buying and playing digital music on portable devices like Apple’s iPod less cumbersome. It wasn’t exactly a revolutionary idea, but it had a profound effect. Many thought legitimate services couldn’t compete with free, unlicensed services like Kazaa. But Apple has sold 50 million songs and helped spawn an array of me-too services from Wal-Mart, Musicmatch and a revived Napster,” Jefferson Graham writes for USA Today.
[MacDailyNews Note: Apple has sold more than 50 million songs. Probably in excess of 70-80 million songs, at least. Hopefully, Apple will tell us exactly how many on iTMS’s first birthday, this Wednesday.]
“Apple dominates online music with an estimated 50% market share. Its iPod is the best-selling portable digital music player. But Internet analysts suggest the next year may not be as rosy as the first. The increased competition