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UPDATE: Amazon MP3 Store Reaction

SEATTLE (Hypebot) – Our news story and analysis "What The

Amazon Store Is…And Is Not" got so many links and hits that

we thought we'd take a look across the web to see what other's

thought of the opening of Amazon's MP3 Download Store.


"If you're into DRM-free music, you have a reason to get

pretty excited today."

"Bottom line: 26 out of 50. I am not ready to write Amazon off just yet. We might have a worthy competitor…" – Om Malik @ GigaOM

David Card of Jupiter Research – "Amazon's 2.3

million song catalog is fairly crippled…But pretty soon,

consumers will see the fruit of competition based on pricing,

merchandising, packaging, user experience, editorial, knowledge

of consumer habits, etc., etc., instead of on random acts of

technology…The game just got a lot more interesting.

Hypebot Comment by Bruce Warila – "Is Amazon going to make the pie

bigger or divide it? I am doubtful that the paid download

market is going to keep growing…: (more great comments

from Hypebot readers here.)