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Subject: Re: Microsoft buy Iriver?

Re: Microsoft buy Iriver?

From: ian douglas <>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 10:50:45 -0800

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:
(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
years ago.

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 2006-02-03

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