Monday, July 06, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Entertainment in Windows 10
AMD Lowers Second Quarter Outlook, Moves To FinFet
Instagram To Show HD Photos
Polaroid And GoPro Launch New Action Cams
Samsung's s 2TB 850 PRO SSDs Are Rolling Out Globally
JDI Touts Energy Efficient Reflective Display
LG Display Launches Slimmer LCD Panels with Advanced In-Cell Touch Technology for Notebook PCs
Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Revealed
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Apple O...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Apple Offered Sony iTunes Deal


Apple chief executive officer (CEO) Steve Jobs offered Nobuyuki Idei, chairman and group CEO of Sony, the chance for Sony to come aboard Apple's iTunes Music Store service.

The offer was made when the two met at the Sony Open golf tournament held in Hawaii this January, according to the paper, which quoted unnamed Sony sources. Jobs is reported to have wanted to bring the Sony brand into the service to maintain a competitive advantage over Microsoft, which launched a beta version of its MSN Music store last week.

Sony declined to comment on the story. Apple spokeswoman Teresa Weaver also had no comment. "We don't comment on rumors and speculation," she said.

Apple launched its iTunes online music store in April 2003 and the company announced the following month that the service had sold over 1 million songs in its first week. By the time the company opened the service for Microsoft Windows users in October 2003, Jobs said the iTunes service had accounted for 70 per cent of legal music downloads and that it was selling 600,000 songs a week. By July this year, the service had sold over 100 million songs, according to the company.

Although Apple may be leading the market now, partnerships are crucial for the longer term, said Mike McGuire, research director with Gartner G2, a division of Gartner.

"Given the forces that are in the market against Apple now, including Microsoft and Sony, this is really going to be a challenging marketplace," McGuire said. "Going forward, partnerships will be crucial, whether it is Sony and Apple, Sony and somebody else or Apple and somebody else. This market is in a state of flux, I can't tell you when the shakeout starts, but a shakeout is inevitable."

Sony launched the NW-HD1, the company's first hard-disk drive-based digital music player to bear the Walkman name, in August this year. The device has half the hard disk capacity of Apple's highest capacity iPod music player. The same month Sony launched its Sony Connect download service, initially offering 500,000 tracks in Sony's proprietary ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding for MiniDisc) format, which means the music only works on Sony music players or using Sony software.

To be sure, Apple isn't just going at it alone anymore. The company already has a partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP), which last week unveiled its version of the iPod. The alliance with HP significantly expands the distribution channel of the iPod, a critical step to move the audience for online music services beyond tech-savvy young adults, according to McGuire.

"Partnering to get online music into the mass of consumers is really important. Apple certainly has a tremendous head start right now and their willingness to work with HP to expand the channel is an example of the necessity to partner to expand in this market place," McGuire said.

From Digit



Previous
Next
MSN Starts MP3 Download Service        All News        Taiwan motherboard maker Gigabyte launches 16x DVD Dual burner
LG Electronics Unveils 55-inch LCD-TV     Consumer Electronics News      Creative to double MP3 player lines

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
South Korean Display Makers To Provide Flexible Display For Next Apple Watch: analyst
Sony's New Wireless Speakers Available In The U.S.
Sony Launches Crowdfunding Platform For Its Products
Apple Music Goes Live
Apple Behind E-Books Price-fixing Scheme, Court Rules
Apple Brings Force Touch Feature To New iPhones
Android M Developer Preview Available for Xperia Devices
Apple To Pay Artists During Apple Music Trial Period
First Sony X900C and X910C Ultra-thin 4K Ultra HD TVs Launching
Apple Fined In Taiwan Over Anti-competitive Practices
Sony Has Three New Cameras For You
Apple Prepares Its Own Street View

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .