Rumor Mill: Starbucks planning WiFi music

Starbucks looks like it is becoming a competitor to Apple's iTunes service. The coffee shop chain plans to use its WiFi hotspots to help launch a download music service, marketing the service to the 40 million or so customers it serves everyday. According to rumors, Starbucks is testing various options and could use Microsoft's Windows Media Player platform. Starbucks is already testing a music-store concept in select stores, offering 1 million songs and 10,000 music CDs for sale.

To read more about Starbucks' music download plans:
- check out this article from vnunet.com

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