Napster, the MP3 sharing service that started it all, officially died when it was bought by the US music streaming service Rhapsody from doomed-in-the-UK Best Buy. The thing is, Rhapsody is a no-name entity in the UK, so the company is giving Napster a reprieve.
Talking to the Register, a Rhapsody spokesperson said:
"There is no intention to close Napster in either Germany or the UK."
So it looks like Napster is here to stay, if only for the short-term. Whether we'll see Napster become what Rhapsody is in the States, who knows. It's not like anyone actually still uses Napster in its current shell-of-its-old-self form anyway is it? Do the kids these days even know what Napster is? [The Register]