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Here Come iTunes (At Last!)
Could the wait finally be over? Having sold 85 million songs since its U.S. launch more than a year ago, Apple's iTunes music store is expected online in Europe this week, with the U.K., France and Germany its likely first markets. But Apple should brace for a fight: more than 50 online music sites already play to 800,000 subscribers in Europe. Napster went legit in the U.K. last month, and plans to expand in Europe. Sony Connect plans to cross the Atlantic within weeks.

Even Microsoft is reportedly negotiating...

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