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Is iTunes In Trouble?

jos.jpegFirst Vivendi shifted its weight away from Mr. Jobs, and now NBC is following suit. Rivals from MTV and Amazon.com, EMI and Wal-Mart are also nipping at the digital music titan’s heels.

Per Reuters: NBC decided not to renew its contract with iTunes, pulling Battlestar Gallactica and Heroes from the teeny-tiny screen and becoming the second major media company to challenge Apple.

Per the The New York Times: MTV last week said it was going to fold its digital music service into a venture with the owners of the Rhapsody, “as part of a renewed challenge to Apple’s market-leading iTunes store.”

Per the Financial Times: “NBC appears to be embracing a rival. The media group, owned by General Electric, has begun to sell digital downloads through Amazon.com, the online retailer that is gearing up to challenge iTunes.”

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YouTube’s Sex Vid Woes | Google A ‘Friend’ To Media | Wal-Mart Fires Back | AP Worker Killed in Iraq | ‘Sirius’ Stern Raunchy As Ever | Super Bowl Ads, Made By ‘You’

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  • Howard Stern: Going strong at one-year mark on Sirius. [Boston Globe]
  • ‘You’: To Get in on Super Bowl ads. [Reuters via CNet]
  • AP Employee: Found shot to death in Iraq. [AP via Yahoo News]
  • Google Exec: ‘We’re more friend than ‘frenemy’ to media.’ [LAT]
  • Brazilian Sex Video Issue: Raises big copyright questions for YouTube. [NYP]
  • Second Life: To go open source. [Fortune]
  • Broadcast News Show: Goes human-free. [WSJ]
  • Wal-Mart: Airs ads in response to attacks. [AP via LAT]