Yinka Adegoke, reporting for Reuters:
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to pay Universal Music Group a fee for
each new Zune digital music player it sells when the iPod rival
launches next week, the companies said on Thursday.
I don’t get it. Why would Microsoft do this?
Update: Reader Conrad Gempf suggests the following:
If I were Steve Jobs, I’d call Universal today and say “We’ll
take you up on exactly the same deal as Microsoft has. Apple too
will pay you $1 for every Microsoft Zune sold.”
★ Thursday, 9 November 2006