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Subject: Re: Microsoft buy Iriver?

Re: Microsoft buy Iriver?

From: ian douglas <id_at_w98.us>
Date: 2006-02-03

Arnaud wrote:
> 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:

http://www.playerblog.com/archives/000051.shtml
(says they're partnering up)

http://news.com.com/2100-1040_3-5175002.html?type=pt&part=inv&tag=feed&subj=news
(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
years ago.

The playblog article above has a link to engadget showing a Creative
media player with Windows software:
http://www.engadget.com/2004/03/18/first-portable-media-center-to-come-out-in-europe/

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:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28990
Received on Fri Feb 3 19:54:32 2006


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