Archive for February, 2009

Songbird hopes to displace iTunes

Open source mp3 software Songbird is hoping to displace Apple’s widely successful iTunes from its lofty perch above the MP3 software pyramid. Here’s some excerpts from the news article:

Start-up company Pioneers of the Inevitable released an early test version of their open-source Songbird music software on Wednesday, with which they ultimately hope to undermine the dominance of Apple’s iTunes.

The small company is hoping to create “the Firefox of MP3″, a reference to the open-source Web browser that has eaten into Microsoft’s Internet Explorer market share.

Songbird is indeed built on some of the same open-source technologies as the Firefox Web browser, and hopes to tap into the community of independent developers that has helped add features to Firefox.

Here is the original article.

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