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Ecast, which operated the online music service RioPort, has shuttered the service that once supplied the Websites of major retailers–includ…

Ecast, which operated the online music service RioPort, has shuttered the service that once supplied the Websites of major retailers–including BestBuy.com, SamGoody.com and HP.com. The service gave retailers the capability to sell digital downloads to consumers for .99 cents per song, which in turn could be burned to disc, played back on computers or transferred to portable listening devices.

The company will now focus on delivering digital music and electronic games directly to broadband-enabled jukeboxes and gaming machines.

Also see LAT’s story (free registration required): Ecast Shuts Online Music Store Service

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