a-week-in-tech-august-29september-4

A week in tech, August 29-September 4

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
ò Announcing a shift in its strategy, Sony reported that it is planning to close its online music store and forego its proprietary digital audio format. The company said it will focus on MP3 and other open format options. The online music store called Connect sells music in Sony's ATRAC format. Like most other online music shops, Connect has struggled in competition with Apple's iTunes. Sony said its new line of flash memory-based digital Walkman portable music players will play in formats including MP3, Microsoft's popular Windows Media Audio and Advanced Audio Coding AAC. In a separate development, Apple, which controls more than 75 percent of...
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