Amazon Acquires Audible – Paul Asks About Apple

Amazon is going to acquire Audible.  This deal makes sense in so many ways, I have no need to comment on it. You can follow the chatter at Techmeme if you desire.

But, the question that nobody is asking is this … what about Apple?

Right now, Audible provides the tech behind Apple’s Audio book chunk of iTunes.  I emphasize right now.  Contract is due to be re-examined soon too if I remember right.

Amazon and Apple are quickly becoming bigger and bigger competitors.  Somehow, I don’t see Apple giving Amazon access to their DRM infrastructure – do you?

If so, if the format war now going to affect audio books as well?

Sure hope not – but I don’t see any other options – do you?

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