Mobile Phone and Music Essay

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As of February 18, 2008, SoundBuzz Pte., Ltd. was acquired by Motorola, Inc. SoundBuzz Pte., Ltd. operates as an online and mobile music company in South East Asia, Australia, Hong Kong, India, and the People’s Republic of China. The company operates online and mobile music retail stores. It offers downloadable music and videos, back-end technology, digital rights clearances, and acquisition of licenses from music publishers and recording companies. The company’s catalogue includes various tracks and mobile music derivatives. Its online music stores are distributed through and Windows Media Player 10. The company was founded in 1999 and is
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According to Soundbuzz:
“We recommend that you burn these songs (in CD-Audio format using Windows Media Player or other compatible software media players) to a CD-R so that you have a back up of your tracks and can enjoy them over time. Further downloads or license re-issues will not be possible after July 15th, 2009. “
Sad way to go. RIP Soundbuzz. May easier, legit and DRM-free music take your place.
SINGAPORE, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd., a privately held, leading pan-Asian music provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008. Through its MOTOMUSIC service, Motorola has more than two years experience delivering mobile music to consumers with its carrier customers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The acquisition of Soundbuzz allows Motorola to expand MOTOMUSIC beyond China, into India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. With well over 90 percent of all digital music content in Asia sold via mobile channels, a level expected to remain in the coming years, Motorola's strength in music delivery will help its carrier customers access this growth opportunity. Soundbuzz's multi-region music delivery platform enables