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Apple Announces 25 Billion Songs Sold From iTunes

Apple iTunes customers have bought 25 billion songs since the store opened in 2003, the company announced today. In September, Apple said it had hit the 20-billion-song milestone.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work