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Apple Preparing Digital Music Service: Apple Computer is preparing an online music-buying service for Macintosh and iPod users and is close…

Apple Preparing Digital Music Service: Apple Computer is preparing an online music-buying service for Macintosh and iPod users and is close to winning many of the licenses it needs from major record labels.

The story broke first on LA Times.com (free registration required). According to the story, the Apple offering won over music executives because it makes buying and downloading music as simple and non-technical as buying a book from Amazon.com. No details on pricing or possible content-protection technology were immediately available.

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