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    iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    As of 2 hours ago, iTunes has become the first online service ever to reach 1 Billion song downloads. iTunes has therefore, just given Microsoft's upcoming "URGE" service absolutely NO chance at winning.

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/1billion/

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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    I refuse to buy song from iTunes or any other pay download service. I refuse to be locked into some proprietary format.

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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by Protostar
    I refuse to buy song from iTunes or any other pay download service. I refuse to be locked into some proprietary format.
    hear, hear.

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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    I'm surprised that it took them so long. I thought that reached and beat that mark some time ago.

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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by Protostar
    I refuse to buy song from iTunes or any other pay download service. I refuse to be locked into some proprietary format.
    If you get it as an mp3, you can convert it to *.ogg. I've done it before.

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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    If you get it as an mp3, you can convert it to *.ogg. I've done it before.
    And its called transcoding, which is bad for the quality.

    But I aggree. I will never buy from iTunes.

    The only digital music store worth mentioning is allofmp3, very acceptable prices and no DRM.

    Oh, and doesent the RIAA get 70cents per 99cent download?

    Thats 700 million dollars to the RIAA

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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    wow...did you see what the 1 billionth buyer got?
    The prize for the billionth song purchased:
    iMac, iPod and iTunes Gift Card

    * One 20-inch iMac
    * Ten 60GB iPods (5 white/5 black)
    * One U.S. $10,000 iTunes Music Card (good for any media type)



    TEN ipods?!!?!?
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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    that person will suddenly become very popular with 9 ipods they wont be using

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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by xequence
    Oh, and doesent the RIAA get 70cents per 99cent download?

    Thats 700 million dollars to the RIAA
    Is that true!? Link?

    I am really curious!

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    Re: iTunes Hits the Billion Download Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by Donshyoku
    Is that true!? Link?

    I am really curious!
    I know the RIAA gets a big percentage of the money. I am pretty sure it is 70 cents per song.

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