Best Buy now owns Napster

Apparently Best Buy, the megastore electronics retailer has decided to spend a little bit of money and buy Napster. Now if you’re like most of the world, you probably don’t remember Napster still exists, but it does!  It went from poster-boy of the downloading movement to one of the first subscription-based legal models.

Now it hasn’t been insanely successful, but I know at least a few people who owned it and loved it while they did so.

So keep your eyes peeled for some new fancy downloading system coming to you from Best Buy.  I’m hoping it makes music cheaper, but who really knows?  At any rate, we may see something to fight the giant that is iTunes.  Not that it’s that bad or anything, but it sure would be nice to have something with a little less DRM in it.

[Source: Gizmodo]

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