Sony Throws in the Towel on Connect Music Store
Posted by XanTium | 31-8-2007 22:34 EST
Sony Corp.'s three-year effort to beat Apple Inc.'s iTunes Music Store is over.
The company, which is one of the largest movie, music and consumer electronics companies in the world, said Thursday that it will be closing down its Connect Music Store in Europe and the U.S.
In its place, Sony is adding Microsoft Corp.'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 WalMart.
Sony will also distribute Windows Media Player 11 software with the devices.
Full Story: pcworld.com