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ZDNet: Napster has Net music all shook up

Mar 01, 2000, 06:18 (1 Talkback[s])
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"An unassuming and underfunded Net entrepreneur has turned a major industry on its ear with his free Napster software. What can you learn from his story?"

"Ever noticed weeds sprouting up between the cracks in a sidewalk? Left alone, they can upheave entire concrete slabs."

"In a similar fashion, innovative Net ideas can come from almost anywhere and spread like weeds across the Net with little marketing or distribution costs."

"The most recent example of this phenomenon is Napster, free software that college student John Fanning developed in his spare time. The little-known program allows you to swap songs over the Net."

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