Will mobile play nice with Apple and the majors?

[29 October 2005]

By Jason Gross

Recommended reading of the day comes from Wired magazine: Battle for the Soul of the MP3 Phone.  Here we learn how phone carriers are thinking of playing nice with Apple while also worrying about making such deals, and vice versa.  Meanwhile, labels aren’t exactly thrilled with the idea of another player (phone companies) trying to muscle in on the profits.  One solution being trot around is raising prices for the downloads, which is sure to drive many home users to P2P services unfriendly to the RIAA.  Also, a chilling prediction at the end of the article for Apple: screw your prioritory Fair Play system to keep tracks under tabs or you’ll be out of the business.  This isn’t the first time this topic has come up and it may yet come back to haunt Steve Jobs and bite him in his ass…

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