Coke to offer online music service
Will the madness ever end? Coca Cola is the latest company looking to make a buck in the online music business. Coke's music service will be launched in Britain in January and offer a song catalog of 250,000 tracks. It's not clear whether the service will offer more relaxed DRM restrictions, lower prices, or higher encoding quality than the current crop of online music vendors, but I wouldn't bet on anything revolutionary.
Coke's entry into the online music market may be a response to Apple's deal with Pepsi, which will give away 100 million songs with bottled beverages starting in February of next year.