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  1. Boss Fight Books Collecting Coins on Kickstarting to Publish Books About Classic Video Games

    Boss Fight Books wants to publish a series of books on classic video games, and they're turning to Kickstarter to make it happen.

    The easiest way to have a successful Kickstarter campaign is to start with a good idea. Forming a publishing company to put out a series of books about classic video games? That's a great idea. It's no wonder that it took less than eight hours for Boss Fight Books met their funding goal. Let's take a look at what Boss Fight Books wants to accomplish, and which titles we can already look forward to.

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  2. Rhapsody Planning to Acquire Napster, World Shrugs

    In a recent press release, Rhapsody has announced that it intends to buy Napster. After the deal goes through, the two will presumably see what Friendster is up to and try to bring back the floppy disk. Kidding aside, the details of the deal are scarce at the moment, but it looks like the deal will go through at the end of November at which point Rhapsody will inherit all three of Napster's users and Napster's current owner, Best Buy, will get a slice of the slightly less dated music service in exchange.

    In a statement, the adorably optimistic president of Rhapsody, Jon Irwin, said that he expects the deal to "further extend Rhapsody's lead over our competitors in the growing on-demand music market." And he's probably right. It's not like there is another on-demand music service that people are constantly talking about. More details will doubtless become available in the coming months, so expect all of your favorite websites to poke fun or pass over the story entirely, as they are likely to do.

    (via Rhapsody)

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