SpiralFrog Shuts Down

Greg Sandoval, reporting for CNet:

SpiralFrog, the pioneering ad-supported music service, quietly closed down on Thursday. SpiralFrog’s site went dark at about 4 p.m. PDT.

Let’s recall what was said about SpiralFrog back in 2006. Paul Thurrott:

In a slap at market leader Apple, songs downloaded from SpiralFrog won’t work with iTunes or the iPod. The songs will, however, work just fine in Microsoft’s Windows Media Player (WMP) and any Microsoft-compatible PlaysForSure device, including Media Center PCs and Windows Mobile-powered Portable Media Centers.

That was quite a hurtful slap. On the other side, yours truly:

I smell yet another dud.

Friday, 20 March 2009