updated 11:05 am EDT, Fri September 3, 2004
Apple-Sony in iTunes deal?
Apple offered Sony a partnership deal opportunity, according to a report in a Japanese newspaper today. Steve Jobs reportedly offered Nobuyuki Idei, chairman and group CEO of Sony, a chance for , the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper reports in its September 2 edition. The offer would have allowed for joint operation of the service and was made when the two met at the Sony Open golf tournament held in Hawaii this January: "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 earlier this week."