Friday, January 28, 2005

Wal-Mart the iPod?

According to this post on TUAW, Wal-Mart is going to start carrying the iPod Shuffle.  I find this very interesting because the Wal-mart music store uses Windows Media DRM not FairPlay DRM that is supported by the iPod.  What's especially amusing is that on the front page of the Wal-Mart Music Store is a Windows PlaysForSure notice reminding customers to look for the logo on digital audio player boxes to ensure that their player is compatible with downloads from the Wal-mart Music store.

Chances are that you are not likely to see the logo above on an iPod box in the foreseeable future, although if there were ever a company that could cause compatibility to happen, it would be Wal-Mart.

By the way: Just like Sony Connect, don't even bother trying to access the Wal-Mart Music Store with Firefox.

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