Apple iTunes tops 150m downloads

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Apple iTunes tops 150m downloads

Some 150m songs have been downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Music Store, the Mac maker has announced.

And, just in time for the upcoming festive season, the company said it was now selling its gift certificates through BestBuy stores across North America. The certificates are already available at Target stores and Apple’s own retail outlets.

The BestBuy deal is something of a snub for rival online music company Napster, which in June 2004 paid the retail chain $10m to promote its download service. The deal was never an exclusive, and BestBuy continued to sell iPods. Now it’s effectively reselling iTunes songs.

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