“Apple Computer Inc. plans to start a music download service in Japan by next March, according to a published report. The service is expected to become one of the largest in the country, offering some 100,000 mostly Japanese tracks, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported,” Osamu Tsukimori reports for CBS MarketWatch.
“Apple Computer (AAPL) could not be immediately reached for comment. The service is currently offered in the United States and Europe. An Apple iPod can store up to 15,000 songs,” Tsukimori reports. “Although Japan has several music download services, none work with the iPod, so users of the music player have to convert music CDs to files on their computers, the Nikkei report said.”
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[Article updated at 9:14 pm EST with CBS MarketWatch link]