In Brief: Sony devices will interoperate with Windows Media, run on Palm OS

• Sony has agreed to support Windows Media Technology (WMT) but selected Palm OS over Windows CE for future portable devices. The Microsoft deal came at Comdex, where Sony announced support for WMT’s copyright protection system. Sony said its Memory Stick Walkman and VAIO Music Clip players will play content protected by the Windows Media copyright protection system, as well as by Sony's own OpenMG system. However, Sony also announced a similar agreement with IBM to support its competing Electronic Music Management System (EMMS).

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