“Apple Computer Inc. has sold 100 million songs on its iTunes Music Store, solidifying its position as the leading legal music download site, the maker of the iPod and Macintosh computer said on Monday,” Reuters reports.
“The 100 millionth song… was purchased on Sunday by Kevin Britten, of Hays, Kansas. In accordance with a promotion Apple announced recently, Britten will receive a 17-inch PowerBook notebook computer, a 40-gigabyte iPod and a gift certificate for 10,000 iTunes songs,” Reuters reports. “Jobs himself telephoned Britten to congratulate him, said Britten, who added that he downloaded a few songs at about 12:25 a.m. local time. Jobs called about 20 minutes later, the 20-year-old college student said.”
“‘My dad answered and told me someone was on the phone and said he was Steve Jobs,’ Britten, who is a Mac user, told Reuters. ‘Kind of a weird night, but I’ll take it.’ Last month, Apple launched the iTunes Music Store in Britain, France and Germany, selling more than 800,000 tracks in its first week,” Reuters reports.
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