Napster Blames Microsoft For Own Failures

    March 2, 2006

Napster CEO Chris Gorog is blaming Microsoft for his company’s inability to gain market share on Apple. Really?

If I had to assign blame it would go in this order:

1. Some awful devices

2. Terrible marketing by Napster

3. Terrible software by Napster

4. Microsoft DRM

Microsoft’s DRM isn’t great, but it is pretty good. You don’t hear a lot of people saying, “I would buy that Samsung device, but Windows Media is just so awful!”

I guess, since Microsoft is using their DRM as a rallying point for the anti-Apple crowd, some people are going to try to blame them. They’re wrong, but they’ll try. The fact of the matter is, Apple is on top for reasons beyond Microsoft’s control. Well, beyond their control so far

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