More blood on Apple iTunes Store’s play button: Japan’s Oricon bows out

“Oricon on Wednesday announced its exit from Japan’s PC music download market, becoming the first victim among local players to the surging popularity of Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes music store,” Reuters reports.

Reuters reports, “Oricon, best known as a publisher of music hit charts, will instead post links from its Web site to online music stores and concentrate on music downloads for mobile phones, which are far more popular than PC-based downloads in Japan.”

“‘The iPod has outrun us all,” said Oricon spokesman Teruaki Hidaka. ‘If iPod users could download music from our site, we may have waited to see if the tide turns from mobile phones to online downloads,'” Reuters reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Escaport” for the heads up.]

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16 Comments

  1. What is with the stupid title. More blood? It makes it sound deliberate and evil. How about…The well thought out, functional, iTunes store again proves that people like intelligent design…

    OMG did I just use the term ‘intelligent design’??? But I am not an atheist…..

  2. Just got my 2G shuffle ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> . This little puppy is sweet. Shame it comes with the old headphones tho. For anyone ordering with engraving it does not seem to have taken any longer to arrive than normal.

    Tim Coughlin

  3. I think the “blood” comes from the past articles about the iTunes store / iPod causing other companies to quit out of the music player / music store business. Dell… for one, some of Sony’s stuff and so on…

  4. Not being an atheist doesn’t have that much to do with “Intelligent Design”. Being an idiot has much more to do with it.

    I swear the world is only 6000 years old. Of course I have no proof other than a book that was written 2000 years ago and was cobbled together in the middle ages buy corrupt catholic priest who wanted to control the masses, but I diverge. WHAT?, you have fossil records? Huh? Carbon 14 what? That is all voodoo lies I tell you! Believe in my paper proof. Faith guys. All it takes. [/sarcasm]

    MDN magic word: every. Every day a new sucker is born.

  5. Sorry. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> I am a little wired on too much candy.

    As to my “beliefs”, they are getting trampled in my childs science class. Its a crime to call “Intelligent Design” science as it is being offer up as. It has absolutly no basis in science or scientific method. “Intelligent Design” is just an end run around keeping religion out of the class room. I don’t really care if someone believes in it (own fault), just don’t force the idea on my child without proof to back it up in a public classroom.

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