Once-dominant Sony has signed a long-term deal with red-ink-swamped Ford to provide Sony-branded audio systems for Ford cars, with the hope of defibrillating the hearts of both companies. No word on iPod compatibility for such systems yet, but since Sony makes their own portable music player... Hey, maybe they'll bring back a beloved Ford of decades past for the occasion: the Sony Xplod Edition Pinto!

Ford, Sony Sign Long-Term Deal For Car Audio Systems [CNN]

Microsoft And Ford Get N'Sync At The Detroit Auto Show And CES, We Get First Exclusive Hands-On: Part 1 [internal]