Apple Offered Sony iTunes Carriage

An explosive story..well, would have been. Apple CEO Steve Jobs offered Nobuyuki Idei, CEO of Sony Corp., the chance for Sony to come aboard Apple’s iTunes Music Store service, back in January, according to this story.

Jobs is reported to have wanted to bring the Sony brand into the service to maintain a competitive advantage over Microsoft, which launched a beta version of its MSN Music store earlier this week.

Sony launched its own music service called Sony Connect, earlier this year.