Microsoft says its Soapbox
is better than YouTube. Google will do refunds
on videos bought from its video store. MTV,
Real and Verizon take on Apple's iTunes.
Called Rhapsody America, the yet-to-launch collaboration among the three
companies will combine MTV's relatively unsuccessful Urge music store, the Real-owned
Rhapsody subscription download service, and Verizon's V Cast mobile media service
to create a music store that reaches across the PC, digital music player, and
mobile phone platforms.