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Listen to Music Free, but Pay to Carry

Postby mzilikazi » 2007-06-07 20:53

Listen to Music Free, but Pay to Carry @ lala.com
Hmm....... sounds like spyware to me:
The service keeps tabs on a user's music collection -- even songs they acquired from iTunes or elsewhere -- so if someone's home hard drive contains a particular song, Lala will enable that customer to download the song to an iPod for free from any computer connected to the Web.


Lala's pricing model, too, runs counter to the way the music industry has done things. Prices will be "dynamic," or based on demand for a particular title and other factors, including the existing content of a user's personal music library.


Prices are based on a users hard drive content? WTF?

Dunno about the rest of you but there is no way in hell that lala.com or anyone else will be given free access to my hard drives. Their business model must rely on the complete stupidity of the consumer. Heck why not - how long has Apple has made a living this way?
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Postby Optional » 2007-06-07 20:57

That business model is successful for the same reason why phishing will always work: because most users are idiots
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Re: Listen to Music Free, but Pay to Carry

Postby Vergil » 2007-06-08 00:53

mzilikazi wrote:Listen to Music Free, but Pay to Carry @ lala.com
Hmm....... sounds like spyware to me:
The service keeps tabs on a user's music collection -- even songs they acquired from iTunes or elsewhere -- so if someone's home hard drive contains a particular song, Lala will enable that customer to download the song to an iPod for free from any computer connected to the Web.

That is funny, that is what mp3.com was doing before they got sued.
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