No wonder Sony’s beleaguered: CEO Stringer says ‘Apple’s iTunes Store uses proprietary FairPlay DRM’

Nikkei Electronics Asia has interviewed beleaguered Sony’s Chairman and CEO Howard Stringer who actually said:

If we had gone with open technology from the start, I think we probably would have beaten Apple Inc of the US… Apple’s iTunes Store uses its own proprietary DRM called FairPlay. I think this gives Sony a chance to provide something that Apple can’t. And we have to move ahead and grab that opportunity before Apple begins to provide support for other hardware and blocks us out.

Full interview here.

MacDailyNews Take: In our best Donald Trump voices, “Howard, you’re fired.”

It’s no wonder that beleaguered Sony is hemorrhaging cash and jobs when their own Chairman and CEO doesn’t even know that Apple’s market-dominating iTunes Store went totally DRM-free over 5 months ago.

Isn’t a “turnaround plan” supposed to show some signs of, you know, turning something around; especially since Sony’s Stringer announced his plan well over 3 years ago?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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