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kcneon

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Re: Best Buy could purchase Napster
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 12:13:38 PM »

Is Napster really even worth anything anymore? Or are they just a name that reminisces one back to a time of murky music laws and rampant free downloading?
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Re: Best Buy could purchase Napster
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 12:28:02 PM »

I'd say with only 700,000 subscribers, 121 million seems like an awful lot of money to blow on the company. Though it sounds as if they're trying to make a push to compete. Competition is always good, because it forces companies to seek new technological advances, but I just don't know how you can compete with a giant like Apple.
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Re: Best Buy could purchase Napster
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 12:35:57 PM »

but I just don't know how you can compete with a giant like Apple.
I still think it can be done, but the companies that are trying to do so aren't thinking far enough outside the box (including Napster).  I think BB is buying the Napster name more than anything else. 
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Re: Best Buy could purchase Napster
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 03:27:36 PM »

I just went and watched the Napster Bad cartoons from 2000. Still funny, especially the first one.
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Re: Best Buy could purchase Napster
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 08:41:38 PM »

Insignificant.  No one's putting a dent into Apple sales by imitating them.
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Re: Best Buy could purchase Napster
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2008, 08:29:39 AM »

What are Best Buy going to do next?.... start selling 8-tracks?
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