But the Times pressed undo on one of Billboard's assertions: "Speculation that Vivendi’s Universal Music was already signed up to test classical MP3 downloads is understood to be wide off the mark."
It adds: "Amazon's efforts have been held back by various problems. It originally wanted to launch its own music player to rival the iPod in tandem with the store and held discussions with manufacturers, but these failed to develop successfully."
Amazon to offer unprotected songs for sale
Posted on Saturday, Apr 28 2007 @ 20:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck