Apple Exec Poached! Thumbplay Turning Into A Mobile Music Company

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From All Things D: You might think the long line of failed digital music companies would dissuade people from launching new ones. But you’d be wrong!…This week’s example: Thumbplay, which is launching an all-you-can eat mobile music subscription service on Thursday. For good measure, the company is also announcing a big hire this week — it is bringing on Pablo Calamera, an Apple (AAPL) engineer who has been working on that company’s MobileMe service, as CTO.

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