Napster

It’s been more than a decade since it existed in any meaningful sort of way, but Napster, the file-sharing service that spread like wildfire across late-’90s college campuses and changed the music industry forever, is finally blinking out of existence for days. After the courts of the world stopped it from fulfilling its illegal file-sharing raison d’etre, Napster reinvented itself as a Best Buy-owned streaming service. And as CNN reports, Rhapsody has now acquired Napster, and it’ll be putting that kitty logo out of its misery. In exchange, Best Buy is getting a share of Rhapsody ownership, and Rhapsody is getting all of Napster’s subscribers.

 
Comments (11)
  1. all 10 of them

  2. Well, at least we still have SoulSeek…

  3. Not Again!

  4. Do people not like the cat logo? I always liked the cat logo… tho by the time I was (potentially) engaging in file sharing activities that kitty had already been neutered.

  5. SHIT, I was gonna buy lulu on napster…

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