Sony Plans to Launch Its Own ITunes Competitor

Sony is searching for new ways to boost its sagging sales.

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Sony is searching for new ways to boost its sagging sales. And a primary answer that it’s come up with is to develope an online store for selling intangibles like music, movies, books and the gamut of applications that its consumer hard goods demand over the long haul.

Basically, a Sony iTunes. Sony would like to build upon the success it’s enjoyed with the Playstation Network and create a more mainstream online storefront for a diverse market of downloadable content. Little detail was offered as to what the new store will look like or when it will launch, when Sony made the announcement yesterday. However, Sony did offer that it plans to make its site more interactive than iTunes, allowing users to upload video and photos to their personal accounts. The store is tentatively called Sony Online Service. [via BusinessWeek]

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