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David Carr, the New York Times media columnist, muses in a recent column about how it would be great if the newspaper industry could somehow come up with an "iTunes for news." After all, record labels were on a long slide into oblivion just like newspapers, right? And then Steve Jobs came along with iTunes…

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Apple's announcements at Macworld may have lacked some of the flair and sizzle that CEO Steve Jobs usually brought to his keynote, but there was one announcement that, arguably, will wind up changing the playing field considerably. That announcement is the news of DRM-free sales from all of the major music labels through iTunes, and…

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(This is a piece I wrote for the Globe that was published Wednesday. I'm posting it here for anyone who might have missed it.) Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave Canadians an early Christmas present on Wednesday: the ability to download TV shows from the Canadian version of iTunes, the company's popular online media store. This…

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After months (possibly more than a year) of rumours, Amazon has finally said that it is getting into the online-music-store business, and will be offering more than a million digital music files in mp3 format, free of digital rights management. So far there have been no details about pricing, or when the store will go…

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I'm sure there are lots of people who are even now blaming blogs and "new media" and God knows what else for the frenzy of stories about how iTunes sales are "collapsing" or "plummeting" or "hemorrhaging" or (insert sensationalized adverb here), all of which were based on a loose interpretation of a Forrester sales report.…

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