Archive for February, 2009

Songbird hopes to displace iTunes

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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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