Sony Nodded Off on Digital Music

An admission from Sony, finally: they sucked, and still do. The company’s digital music service Sony Connect will undergo major improvements…

“We fell asleep for a little while, now we’re awake,” [Stan Glasgow, president of Sony Electronics consumer and commercial sales] said. “Our performance has been less than good. We’ve been late to market. Maybe we were resting on our laurels, maybe it had something to do with being related to a music company.”

Sony will now support MP3, by next summer, instead of its own format Atrac3: it is looking to be more open in its support of technologies, formats and standards…

WSJ: It plans to introduce a range of new portable products with improved graphical interfaces for navigating through song libraries…