Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Sony's online music store to be axed
Playlist reports: [edited]
Sony’s three-year effort to beat Apple’s iTunes Music Store is over. The company will be closing down its online Connect Music Store.
In its place, Sony is adding Microsoft’s Windows Media technology to its music players and allowing consumers to download copy-protected content from numerous Windows Media-compatible music stores on the Internet, including those from Napster, Audible.com and Wal-Mart.
Sony will also distribute Windows Media Player 11 software with its devices.