Why (insert name here) won’t kill iPod/iTunes (continued)

Why (insert name here) won’t kill iPod/iTunes (continued): On December 29, I warned new iPod owners to prepare themselves for the onslaught of news about iPod killers.

Here is today’s version of that story:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. may try to strike a deal with Japan’s Sony Corp. in an effort to compete with Apple Computer Inc. in the digital music arena, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

What I said on December 28, 2004, is still true. Microsoft and Sony (especially Microsoft and Sony) will not kill the iPod anytime soon and this is why they won’t.