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  1. Napster Canada closing down December 16th

    Industry News
    Napster Canada has announced that it will be shutting down all of its services in Canada on December 16, 2011. The company, which has offered subscription streaming music services to Canadians for the last seven years, made the move just seven weeks after it had been acquired by Rhapsody...
  2. Rhapsody to acquire Napster

    Industry News
    Rhapsody, the largest online on-demand music service in the United States with over 750,000 subscribers, today announced that has signed an agreement with Best Buy Inc. to acquire Napster, the second largest online on-demand music service in the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Rhapsody...
  3. Rhapsody to Acquire Napster

    AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    edited for brevity from press release today Rhapsody today announced that it has signed an agreement with Napster, a unit of consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co., Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Rhapsody will acquire Napster subscribers and certain other assets, and Best Buy will...
  4. Best Buy to buy Napster for $121 million

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Best Buy Co Inc plans to buy digital music service Napster Inc for $121 million in cash in an effort to compete with Apple's dominant iTunes service and its iPod music players. Incredibly stupid move by Best Buy. Whenever retailers try to compete with their suppliers, problems arise. Don't be...