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Audible.com
www.audible.com
Books, newspapers, journals, and even lectures totaling some 16,000 hours of downloadable audio content. Playable on portable devices, including Audible's own.
$0.95 to $9.95 per selection


audiohighway.com
www.audiohighway.com
A diverse library of streaming and downloadable audiobooks and music amounting to more than 5,000 items.
Free


barnesandnoble.com
www.bn.com
More than 700 book titles, as well as The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, can be downloaded to the Rocket eBook, a 22-ounce handheld that stores up to 10 full-length books.
$2 to $24 per title; Rocket eBook: $399


broadcast.com
www.broadcast.com
The Nile of streaming media has added downloadable options: Music, audiobooks, and now full-length movies are there for the taking (albeit only with a Windows Media Player in hand).
Free


Download.com
www.download.com
CNET's gateway to downloadable tools links you to anything from drivers to Palm apps to geneology shareware. MP3 links are abundant.
Free


Launch.com
www.launch.com
"Everything but classical" music, music videos, and music interviews with artists. Downloadable and streaming content available through the Windows Media Player.
Free


Librius.com
www.librius.com
Sells and delivers digital books to PDAs, PCs, and Librius' 8-Mbyte, 12-ounce Millennium E-Reader.
$3.50 to $18 per title;
Millennium E-Reader: $199


SightSound.com
www.sightsound.com
This Music download site passes on higher-than-industry-standard royalties to artists. It also rents and sells videos.
$1.99 per track; videos $14.99 and up;
rentals $2.95 and up


SonicNet
www.sonicnet.com
The music network for contemporary tunes, Sonic dials you into streaming music and video through its visual radio station, FlashRadio, and the music-video site Streamland.
Free

WIRED Magazine August 1999.