Mike McGuire

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Google Music: It is an Online Music Store – Differentiation From Competition? Google+

by Mike McGuire  |  November 16, 2011  |  1 Comment

After a weeks, or so it seemed, of rumors, speculation and innuendo, Google unleashed its online music store. OK, it doesn’t have Warner Music Group’s catalog but it does have Universal, EMI and Sony. Will Warner eventually come join the Google party? Probably, but they probably won’t need to hurry or anything.  Google’s upended the [...]

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Zune Subscribers Get (Feels-like) Free Love

by Mike McGuire  |  November 20, 2008  |  1 Comment

In addition to lowering prices on its family of flash-based Zune personal media players earlier this week, Zune and its subscriber service, has gone straight past value-proposition marketing to the “freemium” handout. To-date, the Zune’s music service comprises an online  service where all the Zune-DRM’d music resides, PC software and proprietary hardware players. Kind of [...]

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