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Business 2.0: One of the most frustrating things about CDs and DVDs is that one bad scratch can render them worthless. Now a Denver startup called Scratch-Less Disc is marketing a version that can be clawed at, dropped–even smeared with peanut butter — and still play […]

Business 2.0: One of the most frustrating things about CDs and DVDs is that one bad scratch can render them worthless. Now a Denver startup called Scratch-Less Disc is marketing a version that can be clawed at, dropped–even smeared with peanut butter — and still play like new. Read on…

  1. [...] The End of Scratched CDs: “ [...]

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  2. The problem is… why would the media companies want this? How much of their revenue is from people purchasing CDs that they already own? I know I’ve replaced a good number of CDs and a couple of DVDs because they’ve been scratched up quite a bit.

    If I remember correctly the protective coating on Blu-ray discs is actually optional.

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  3. Shoot… should have RTFA: “With nearly $1 million in funding, Scratch-Less is bringing its brand of CD-Rs and recordable DVDs to stores”

    That makes sense. Sony/BMG/TimeWarner using this tech doesn’t make sense (at least, from their point of view – for consumers it would be great).

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  4. [...] This message was hammered into me when I shifted to a more languid lifestyle – writing for monthly magazines, Red Herring first, and now Business 2.0. Despite a vociferous arguments, my editors point out that not every story is a cover story. Yet it is a story. So short, that it almost tastes like a hint of truffle oil in a salmon omelette. For instance, the Scratchless CD story in the latest issue of Business 2.0. [...]

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  5. [...] Om Malik on Broadband : The End of Scratched CDs – great stuff coming out of Denver these days. [...]

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