Napster will live on in the UK
No Rhapsody name change here
Update Napster has won itself a reprieve - at least in the UK and Germany.
The name will continue in these two European territories, a local spokesman insisted today.
"There is no intention to close Napster in either Germany or the UK," he told Reg Hardware.
Last week, Rhapsody, which in November bought Napster from US retail giant Best Buy, said it was folding Napster into its own music subscription service, seemingly to increase the Rhapsody subscriber base.
That wouldn't work over here - Rhapsody has little or no presence in the UK operation. More to the point, its deal with Best Buy doesn't include Napster UK, which remains a part of Best Buy. ®
Ah excellent, I will download some more George Clinton to celebrate :)
Napster Died In 2001
What's all this here talk about Napster will live on? Weren't it killed off and died in 2001? I should say so! What we have here is RIAAster! Clean, bright and sanitized to make the likes of the Corporate Oligarchy all smiling and shiny like, I'd say! Have fun with that you will, won't ye Real? ;-D
Still exists. More bloated and irritating than ever. Sadly, we have to install it at work as some of our corporate videos are in rm format, are bad quality and we've lost the originals.
Had to check...
... that RealPlayer still exsisted, I can't remember the last time I had to install that piece of bloatware, probably back in the day when they had their own proprietry video format that people were using on websites.