Napster works because people who love music share and participate
We're close to moving into a new phase of Napster and this agreement is an important step along the way.
Independent artists and labels have always been the trend setters in music and the music business
I am grateful they are now showing that leadership when it comes to using technology to make music more accessible.
grateful that we do not have to turn away our 20 million users.
Nobody has ever built a reliable peer-to-peer service, where people can really access all the music they want in one location, ... Once I got it into my head, I couldn't imagine the media space without one.
Napster for the Mac provides the total Napster experience wrapped in a Mac-friendly user interface
Bertelsmann understood our vision when they first invested in us, ... They still believe in that vision.
I think it's pretty obvious to most people that Napster is not media specific, but I could see a system like Napster evolving into something that allows users to locate and retrieve different types of data other than just MP3s or audio files.
I think the most difficult thing had been scaling the infrastructure. Trying to support the response we had received from our users and the number of people that were interested in using the software.
I think then, when we started receiving the first of the user feedback, feedback from people that I had not specifically told about it, but had spread from friend to friend and then they were giving us feedback.
Well, user feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn't work at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there were people who were just sending excellent feedback and excellent ideas.
He said this has the potential to be the first broadband killer application, and it has sort of become the truth because obviously it's so bandwidth intensive. I mean, it has been an issue.
That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it.
There really was nothing like it at the time. We had good ideas for implementation, so we proceeded. I think it was an excellent solution to the reliability issues with existing search engines.