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Good news for RealNetworks

Nov 13, 20031 min
Data Center

Comcast announced it will begin offering RealNetworks Rhapsody music service to its 4.9 million broadband users worldwide (see story). Customers that sign up for the service ($9.95/month) will get 10 free songs to download and burn to CD. Any avenue for Real to get its products and services into the general public is good for the company, which is battling Microsoft and others for digital media format supremacy.

Also mention in the same Mercury News story linked above is news of Best Buy’s own digital music download service that will compete with Apple iTunes and others. Best Buy, which is working with Music Now, will offer songs for $0.99 each and albums for $9.95 through its online service.