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Amazon Launches Public Beta of Amazon MP3 — Bests Apple’s iTunes Plus by 1.7 Million Tracks

Amazon launched their MP3 store -- as widely predicted -- but did it in the first commercially viable fashion the market has seen since iTunes debuted years ago.Others have tried, but all have failed to gain much ground on Apple's store, not because of onerous copy protection schemes, but because all the competitors to date have been so, so very stupid.