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Bubbles! Shiny!

After a pointer from Coté, I setup an account on Last.fm just over a fortnight ago.

Thanks to Last.fm's recommendations and neighbour features I'm building up a list of music to buy. iTunes nor any music store I've seen does *nothing* like this in terms of driving demand (and my colleagues may have noticed increased use of The Headphones recently :). Someone is going to end up paying serious wong for this property.

The title is a bit snarky. One thing that marks out Web2.0 mania from DotCom mania (apart from functional javascript ;), is that so many of the Web2.0 sites are actually useful.

May 3, 2006 12:58 AM


(May 3, 2006 12:24 AM #)

Yeah, it'd be crazy if they had a link you could click that said "Buy in iTunes" or, even better, "Buy in eMusic."

Perhaps there's some affiliate program...

Bill de hOra
(May 3, 2006 12:39 AM #)

I hate the idea of web real estate idea to be honest, but the "Buy in iTunes" is a killer. For starters they wouldn't need ad revenue to monetise the site (that's gotta be a plus). They could licence exclusively or take a percentage on every sale made (a la ebay).

Paul Brown
(May 3, 2006 09:13 PM #)

I wish that Pandora would ape some of the features. (For me, Pandora is the killer service, since it can play through my Squeezebox...)

(May 4, 2006 09:37 PM #)

Except that would be *rent* from iTunes .. :/

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