Microsoft to Start Selling Music

By Deane Barker on August 31, 2004

Microsoft set to launch iTunes Music Store competitor: Come everyone, pile in. The boat can surely fit one more.

Microsoft, hoping to take a bite out of Apple Computer’s highly popular online music service, is gearing up to launch its own Web site for selling songs over the Internet. […]

Microsoft declined to provide more details of its offering ahead of the official launch, including whether it would match Apple’s standard 99-cent-per-song price.