“Sony hasn’t taken open technology very seriously in the past. Its CONNECT music download service was a failure. It was based on OpenMG, a proprietary digital rights management (DRM) technology….

This approach, however, created a problem: customers couldn’t download music from any Websites except those that contracted with Sony. If we had gone with open technology from the start, I think we probably would have beaten Apple Inc. of the US.”

– Sony Chairmen & CEO Howard Stringer

Posted By: Thomas v/d Zouwe

Source: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2009/05/we-could-have-beaten-itunes.html