Tech History – September/October 2003

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Napster is Back

iTunes For Windows Is Here!

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September Apple Corps. – The Beatles’ company has sued Apple computer again – because the company is more involved with music – something they’re not really supposed to do after they were sued back in the 1980’s. But guess what? Apple now has iTunes – which has been so successful – it’s sold 10 million downloads – and that’s just to Mac users. It wants to roll out a PC version too – but this lawsuit could stop all that…

Online pop-up ads do not violate trademark laws even if they cover up or appear alongside unaffiliated Web sites, including those of rivals, a federal judge rules…..

AOL Time Warner is no more – as of this week – AOL is dumped – and now it’s just plain Time Warner…


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 October Napster is back – but it is now a legal site where you’ll have to pay for downloads. ….

Apple unveils a version of its iTunes music store for competing Windows! Since debuting in April, the service has sold 13 million songs – just for Apple users…

RealNetworks now claims they are the king of online music services with 250,000 paying subscribers…


Gary West

Historian Gary West built his first website in 1998 with That addressed now forwards to - an amazing pop culture/news database with 25,000 pages, covering the years 1955-2014. He's also the author of - covering consumer technology from 1952 to the present. West has been a contributor to numerous books, radio-TV shows, CNN & USA Today & the History Channel.

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