So Microsoft lured all these dumbass makers of MP3 players and online music stores into its ecosystem. Now that they've built up the market, Microsoft swoops in with Zune and its own store and they're all frigged, according to this article in CNET. How does this keep happening? After 20 years of date raping every one of its "business partners," Microsoft still manages to lure people into its spiderweb. What is wrong with you guys? You're like the women who date O.J. Simpson. Natch, the CEO of iRiver is quoted saying how Microsoft is going to validate the space and make the market bigger for everyone. Dude, we'll make sure to put that on your tombstone: Here lies iRiver, "validated" by Microsoft, July 2006. Requiescat in pace. Groan.