Friday, August 31, 2007

It's Official -- Sony Dis-Connects

Sony has just confirmed what I and others first reported to be happening a few months back, but was denied at that time by Sony -- i.e., that it is shuttering its "Connect" digital music store. While giving no specific end date for Connect, Sony sent a note to Connect customers indicating that it would not close its store prior to March 2008.

As part of its announcement, Sony also essentially acknowledged that its proprietary audio format -- known as ATRAC -- was a flop and also will be discontinued and that new Walkman players will no longer support it.