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Amazon’s New Music Service Could Be A Boon For Apple

Amazon’s launch of a web-based music storage service last week has been heralded as a major victory in the online retailer’s battle with Apple over the digital music market.Yet, despite being the first to debut a digital music locker of …

Amazon’s launch of a web-based music storage service last week has been heralded as a major victory in the online retailer’s battle with Apple over the digital music market.

Yet, despite being the first to debut a digital music locker of this sort, some experts predict Amazon’s media streaming service will actually give Apple the upper hand and provide it a more advantageous position from which to launch a rival offering.

Not only does Apple already claim 69 percent of the digital download market, but it has proven time and time again with gadgets like the iPod and iPhone that by following fast — but well — it can release a product after its competitors and still dominate the market. Online music streaming may prove to be no exception.

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