Napster CEO blames Microsoft for his company's mediocre showing

Evan Blass
E. Blass|03.02.06

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Evan Blass
March 2nd, 2006
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Napster CEO blames Microsoft for his company's mediocre showing
It seems that Napster chairman and CEO Chris Gorog could learn a thing or two from Ed Zander about harshing on other companies when frustrated by one's own business woes, as Gorog recently placed some of the blame for Napster's inability to gain market share squarely at Microsoft's feet. After saying "There is no question that their execution has been less than brilliant over the last 12 months," and citing technical glitches in Microsoft software and device hardware, Gorog qualified his statements by conceding that the Big M has a more difficult task than Apple in that it must coordinate with many different device manufacturers. Still, instead of playing the blame game, perhaps the company that named itself after a P2P piracy network in a very transparent attempt to gain street cred should re-evaluate some of the decisions being made at home before pointing fingers abroad.
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