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The big story on last100 this week was Nokia and Universal’s announcement of “Comes With Music” devices. Unveiled at the annual Nokia World conference, “Comes With Music” will enable customers to buy a Nokia device with a year of unlimited access to “millions of tracks”, and, rather surprisingly, get to keep those tracks once the twelve month period ends. Of the four major labels, however, Universal Music is the only one to have signed on. In a follow up post, last100 editor Steve O’Hear noted that “Comes With Music” service will employ Windows DRM.
More digital lifestyle news:
- Mossberg reviews delayed-again Slacker Personal Radio, finds bugs
- Watching full-length TV programs on Internet increasingly popular
- Why is AT&T behind Google and Verizon in the open-network game?
- XBox 360 adds DivX playback; video downloads coming to Europe on Dec 11
- TiVo adds more music, continues to expand its “television services”
- U.S. Wireless Wall crumbles as Verizon throws support behind Google’s Android
- Flash Media Server 3 announced; “Moviestar” Flash Player leaves public beta
- NBC Universal, iTunes officially divorce, but what about us kids?
- TiVo points to AppleTV’s future
Apple has more cash in the bank than IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Google. “Apple’s $15.4 billion stash is indeed the biggest of the group, putting the iPod maker in the elite ranks of well-heeled Fortune 500 tech companies.”, writes Fortune’s Jon Fortt.
Fortt then goes on to ask the billion dollar question: “So what does CEO Steve Jobs have in mind for all those greenbacks?” A number of options are suggested, including sharing some of the fruits of Apple’s labor with shareholders or making strategic purchases.
That’s a wrap for the week!