Napster fires 16 employees and is getting ready

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Newsbytes reports that (2 days ago) napster has fired 16 employees, leaving the company with 88 workers. They say this step was needed to make the launch of a paid subscription service…

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It will succeed simply because stupid people (aka the common Joe) who installed Napster will find out Napster is back, woohoo. But wait, it costs $10 now, fuck it, I have $10 to waste, hell I waste $20 for a crappy new cd, why the hell not…So there you have it, times by the amount of stupid people and Napster has some money again…

What is napster? :d

Who’s gonna pay $10 for Napster, if there’s other (and much better) free software out there?

rofl :slight_smile: Paying for music… Are there actually ppl who do that ?

yeah, well we will just have to see if thier database is as abundant as it was in the good ol’ days - or will it be controlled by rec co’s that only allow limited library access??

Now this is gonna be funny… Who can see if the mp3 I have downloaded comes from Napster :r or Grokster…? If I got 1000 mp3 from Napster :r R they legal then? just a little qustion :d

Damned Napster employees: Your company is allmost dead!!! :+

I wonder if they’ll change the quality of the files or something. Otherwise ppl with a high bandwidth connection will get more out of their money than ppl with a modem connection… Wonder if they thought of that?