With just a little help from me, Apple announced that today it sold its 3 billionth song. From one of my fave blogs ever, Machinist:
Apple announced this morning that it had sold its 3 billionth song on iTunes (for those of you who have trouble doing missing-penny math, the $.99-per-song take on that is $2,970,000,000). As Ars Technica notes, the milestone follows recent news that Apple, which sells about 10 percent of all music in the U.S., is now the third-largest music retailer in the country -- it's ahead of Amazon.com and behind only Wal-Mart and Best Buy.
The catch? Apple makes just about zero pennies from that, letting the music companies have all the cash. They do it so you'll keep buying iPods.