Microsoft Plans Online Music Store

Apple iTunes will soon find itself with yet another competitor, and this one should conjure up some unpleasant memories for Steve Jobs and company. Software giant Microsoft revealed last week that it will launch an online music service, likely dubbed MSN Music, in the United States next year, offering customers yet another source for superior Windows Media Audio (WMA)-encoded downloadable music. Few details are currently available, but we can expect the standard OS bundling and aggressive market we've come to expect from Microsoft.

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