January 24, 2005 9:57 AM PST
iTunes hits 250 million downloads
Apple Computer said Monday that it has sold more than 250 million songs through its iTunes Music Store as daily downloads reached an all-time high of 1.25 million songs. "When we launched the iTunes Music Store we were hoping to sell a million songs in the first six months--now we're selling over a million songs every day, and we've sold over a quarter billion songs in total," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement. The company said that its iTunes Music Store, now available in 15 countries, accounts for 70 percent of the global music market.