Monday, March 28, 2005

Put on hold: the iPod phone

This month, Motorola was supposed to launch a new cell phone that could play iTunes downloaded from Apple. It never happened. Why? Because everyone wants a piece of the profits. Content, distribution, rights and royalties -- these issues determine what kind of gadgets we can buy and how we can use them. (Follow the link to read why Verizon disabled a Bluetooth function on phones they sold.) Mark Cuban thinks the debate over these issues even has the potential to discourage technological innovations and that's why he's helping Grokster fight MGM.

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