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iTunes Store Passes Download Milestone – 25 Billionth Song Sold

Published on February 6, 2013 by in Apple, Fun, News

A young German university student  was the lucky recipient of a €10,000 ($13, 525) iTunes Music Store gift card on Wednesday after he had the amazing timing to download the 25 billionth music track sold from the online storefront.  Philip Lupke, the young man in question, downloaded an electronic song on Monday called “Monkey Drums,” (Goksel Vancin Remix), by Chase Buch.  Lupke told a reporter from the Los Angeles Times that when he got the call from Apple to notify him, he didn’t believe it at first. He bought this particular obscure track after hearing it in a club and liking it, and using Shazam to identify it.

His timing was indeed impeccable, since according to Apple, users download an average of 15,000 songs every minute. 25 billion is also about 3.5 songs for every single person on the planet!  It’s also just under 10 times as many songs (260 million) as are available on the entire iTunes Music Store.

Apple will be marking another important anniversary in April of this year, as iTunes will celebrate its 10th birthday.  With that in mind, here are some of the more notable milestones iTunes and its users have hit along the way:

While a 10,000 Euro gift card is pretty nifty, the person who hit the best jackpot was Alex Ostrovsky, from West Bloomfield, Michigan. For downloading the billionth song, he scored a 20-inch iMac, 10 fifth-generation iPods and a $10,000 gift card, as well as a scholarship set up by Apple at the Julliard School of Music in his name.  Not bad for a track that sells for $1.29 ($.99 back in 2006)!

 
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No More Twinkies?

I usually like to write about Apple products, however I know many people are fans of the Hostess Twinkie snacks.    That’s right, Hostess is closing it’s doors and selling off all their assets.   at the beginning of this year they filed a Chapter 11.

Now I know what everyone is thinking… NO WAY, but yes its true.  I too cant believe it.    Well the good thing is that these Twinkies have a ultra long shelf life… so stock up now, because there may not be anymore Twinkies… unless someone buys the brand and starts to make them again.  Even if that happens, may not taste the same.

 
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