The New York Times > Technology > Can Microsoft Stomp iTunes With a Store of Its Own? "When Microsoft unveils its online music store later this week, the first song offered should be Dave Brubeck's "It's Déjà Vu All Over Again." For Microsoft, taking a trail blazed by others - then trying to dominate the market - is a familiar tune.
With the opening on Thursday, Microsoft will land itself in a market that Apple Computer pioneered more than a year ago with its iTunes online music store, in much the same way that it took on Netscape in the Web browser business and Sony in the market for console game machines. As a storefront on the MSN online service, Microsoft's music service will offer song tracks for downloading to personal computers and portable music players."