November 25, 2002: Roxio Acquired Napster



2002 - While in Bankruptcy since the following September, Roxio – along with the Private Media Group – came in and took over the $2.43 million dollar company. They took all logos and names and rebranded it “Napster 2.0″. This time, Napster was a pay site – merging technologies with Roxio Pressplay.The sale completed in 2003Ultimately, the company was purchased by Best Buy in 2008.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 25

  • DVD Jon releases the crack to WMV9 codec
  • ICANN and the US Commerce Memorandum of Understanding
  • Playboy files suit against Rusty n Edie’s BBS