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Subject: Re: Microsoft buy Iriver?
> beside the fact that no serious site such as handgadget or whatever
> have published this info.
> So.... I really doubt about it
They're not BUYING iRiver, they're simply partnering with iRiver and
Creative to make the players more Windows-friendly from what I can see:
(says they're partnering up)
(says the gadgets will run the new MS Portable Media Center software)
Note that this article was written in March of 2004 - almost 2 full
The playblog article above has a link to engadget showing a Creative
media player with Windows software:
So no, they're not buying iRiver, but the rumor is 2 years old.
Also worth seeing: Microsoft, Yahoo, Napster, Creative, Dell, Gateway,
iRiver, Samsun, Toshiba, Digital Networks, Palm, Audiovox, Sandisk and
Thomson about a patent infringement on DRM:
Received on Fri Feb 3 19:54:32 2006