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Microsoft’s Fight for Music Turf

This Motley Fool story speculates on a speculative NY Post story, on whether Microsoft might be moving to make Napster the music store of choice for users of its popular Media Player, in an attempt to push back the iTunes empire…

However, Microsoft is reportedly working on a music store of its own, with a debut scheduled for sometime this year. (One such service already exists in Western Europe–the collaboration with OD2–though it seems somewhat unlikely the company will import it in its current form.) In the end Microsoft may be content to keep Roxio and its ilk as partners while it builds up its own offerings, according to this story.