Sony Loses Out to iTunes Music Store on Yahoo Japan
Yahoo Japan has replaced a Sony-affiliated music download service with Apple's iTunes Music Store and the default music store on Yahoo Music Japan.
The new partnership means that visitors are now one click away from the iTunes download service instead of Mora, operated by LabelGate, a Sony-affiliated music service.
Users will have to log in and reset Mora to make it their default service.
Yahoo Japan reaches about 40 million people or 84% of Japan's Internet users.
Yahoo Japan is one-third owned by Yahoo making Yahoo Japan's business fairly independent of the U.S.