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Magnetosphere developers confirm iTunes link

While a senior member of Apple’s iTunes team was unable to tell me straight, word’s out now that Apple did indeed acquire Magnetosphere as the new visualiser within iTunes 8.

As I wrote on Tuesday, a highly senior iTunes Europe source refused to confirm the use of Magnetosphere in iTunes 8, instead saying, “We’re not the kind of company that buys in technologies.”

Apple purchased iTunes (then called SoundJam) from the now defunct Casady and Greene in 2000. To be fair, the senior chap may well have been speaking sardonically, or something.
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