Contradicting interpretations of an earlier report by Forrester research, comScore Networks said today that iTunes Store sales surged 84 percent in the first three quarters of 2006.
comScore’s report was backed up by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster who said iTunes sales showed “strong year over year growth.”
comScore and Munster did not explain the reason for the surge, however.
Crazy Apple Rumors Site sources indicate that in the first three quarters of 2006, Apple employees have spent an astounding $250 million on iTunes songs in an attempt to prop up the store’s numbers.
“I’m not even sure what I bought,” said chief operating officer Tim Cook. “There was a memo from Steve and I just just logged on and started clicking.”
“Hmm. Who’s this 2 Live Crew? Are they new? I hope it’s country and western. I like country and western.
“It’s… not country and western… is it.”
Sources also say CEO Steve Jobs downloaded the entire works of the Baha Men.
“He’s been walking around singing that song…” a source said.
“You know the song I’m talking about.
“Would someone please just shoot me now?”
Wall Street analysts indicate they don’t care where the sales come from as long as the company moves product.