Apple Reportedly Buys Lala Music Service
Date: Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 14:15:45 UTC

If Lala is now part of the Apple fold, it would mark a departure from the approach that Apple has taken to music since launching the iTunes Store in 2003. The iTunes Store has always offered music on an a la carte basis, with users paying to download specific tracks and albums. Apple executives - including CEO Steve Jobs - have repeatedly argued that customers like to own their music. “Customers don’t seem to be interested in [subscription-based music services],” Jobs told Reuters in an April 2007 interview. “The subscription model has failed so far.” Complete Article

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