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The Technology newsbucket: Zune dies, IE arrives, NFC nixed and moreThe Guardian (blog)(MSFT) will cease introducing new versions of the Zune music and video player because of tepid demand, letting the company shift its focus to other devices, according to a person familiar with the decision." Requires Silverlight. ...
DailyTechRIP Zune Player, 2006 â€“ 2011MashableMicrosoft is not planning on releasing any further Zune devices. Instead, the company plans to focus on Zune software for smartphones. Microsoft declined to comment on the future of the Zune players, but in a statement to Bloomberg noted that it ...Zune Hardware's Dead: That's the Least of Microsoft's ProblemsPC MagazineMicrosoft Said to Scrap New Zune Models After Failing to Break IPod's GripBloombergWhat The Zune Taught Microsoft (MSFT)San Francisco ChroniclepaidContent.orgÂ -Washington Post (blog)Â -ZDNet (blog)all 118 news articlesÂ Â»
Best 3G wireless broadband modemsZDNet AustraliaMicrosoft plays up Internet Explorer 9 ties to Windows at browser launch: In a move that surprise... http://bit.ly/dGMjbp #microsoft #fb Is @Microsoft killing off the Zune hardware? @Microsoft responds - @ZDNet (blog) : http://tinyurl.com/4pxbvv6 ...and moreÂ Â»
Call of Duty Black Ops, Zune hits EOL, Galaxy Tab WiFi: US UpdateElectricPig.co.ukIn today's US Update we confirm just how many Call of Duty: Black Ops owners live in the US, deliver the scoop on the Microsoft Zune, announce the Galaxy Tab WiFi release date and more. One out of every eight US households now owns Call of Duty: Black ...
Is Microsoft killing off the Zune hardware? Microsoft respondsZDNet (blog)There are rumors out that Microsoft may be killing off the dedicated Zune hardware devices. This isn't surprising given that they did a lousy job of telling why they were so good. Matthew Miller is an avid ...and moreÂ Â»
How to Make Your Internet Connection 30 Percent FasterBNET (blog)He's also the author of numerous books, including How to Do Everything with Your Zune. When he's not chained to his keyboard, he's usually shooting hoops or watching quality television. Over the past 20 years, Dave Johnson has written three dozen books ...and moreÂ Â»
ZDNet UKFind and Install Windows Phone 7 Apps with ZuneDeviceMAGOne of the main uses for the Zune client is for the search and installation of apps for Windows Phone 7. Providing direct access to the Marketplace in much the same was as iTunes does for iPhone, Zune displays by default the top available apps, ...Windows 8 â€śAero Liteâ€ť details and images leakThe Next WebIs Windows Phone 7 for me?MobileSyrup.comWhy Not To Buy Windows Phone 7 Mobile in India NowTechtree.comUnwired ViewÂ -TechRadar UKÂ -MobilityMindedall 272 news articlesÂ Â»
TechRadar UKMicrosoft Developing New Music/Video ServiceTom's GuideMicrosoft attempted to enter the sector again with the launch of the Zune service and the Zune player in 2006. The service pushed the idea of sharing music you liked with friends also using Zune, allowing them to check out your favorites and to make ...Microsoft Planning Successor To Zune Service?CrunchGearMicrosoft Working On New Music And Video Service Dubbed VenturaSlashGearIs Microsoft Getting Closer To Killing The Zune Brand?Gizmodo AustraliaSeattle Weekly (blog)Â -San Francisco ChronicleÂ -StrategyEyeall 20 news articlesÂ Â»
MMOMFGTurn your Xbox Live avatar into a 3D figurine, poster, more.Gamespy.comLooking to capitalize on the TLC Xbox 360 gamers give their avatars, Microsoft is now encouraging everyone to unleash their Live likeness with 3D figurines, Fathead wall graphics, and Zune etchings. In partnerships with Fathead, Figure Prints, and Zune ...Microsoft Brings Xbox Live Avatars to Real Life with "Unleash Your Avatar"PC Magazine'Unleash Your Avatar' Brings Xbox Live Avatars to Life with Wall Graphics, 3D ...Reviews Of Electronics'Unleash' your Xbox Avatar with wall graphics and figuresJoystiqG4 TV (blog)Â -VGrevolutionÂ -TheGamersHuball 18 news articlesÂ Â»
Faster Forward: Are Zune's days numbered?Washington PostRumors that Microsoft was nixing the Zune player and its services caught fire this week after respected Windows blogger Paul Thurrott casually mentioned that he thought the Zune brand might be on its way out, ...Has Zune Finally Met Its Inevitable Demise?PCWorldMicrosoft To Phase Out Zune?TIMEMicrosoft: Zune Services Are Safe, Don't WorryTom's GuideFudzillaÂ -Motley FoolÂ -Redmond Channel Partner (blog)all 32 news articlesÂ Â»
...it. It was Microsoftâ€™s attempt to think different. It worked. The Zune was a winner even if the sales numbers donâ€™t agree. The Zune products kept up with the iPods in storage and specs for sometime. Even the Zune HD countered the iPod touch nicely until Apple...
More Signs a ZuneHD 2 is ComingMobility Site (blog)Now WMPowerUser is reporting that the Entertainment and Devices Division of Microsoft, specifically the Zune team, is looking for a hardware engineer with ...
everythingWM (blog)Microsoft hiring hardware designer for possible Zune HD 2Electronista (blog)A Microsoft job listing discovered today suggests that the company may be committing to the design of a Zune HD sequel. The Senior Mechanical Engineer is ...Zune Pass to launch in UK alongside WP7ZunitedMicrosoft Looking to Make a Zune or Windows Phone Internally?Windows 7 News (blog)Is there room for a Zune in a post-Windows Phone 7 world?Ars TechnicaHULIQÂ -CNET (blog)Â -PC Authorityall 278 news articlesÂ Â»
TFTS (blog)Zune Refresh Hinted By Microsoft Job Posting [Recent Job Posting at Microsoft ...TFTS (blog)For instance, Microsoft has their traditional Zune MP3 players which eventually gave way to the touchscreen touting Zune HD. While it's no secret that Apple ...
Zune Home makes Android look like Zune UI [Video App Reviews]Androinica (blog)Zune Home is one way to make your home screen look decidedly un-Android. The $0.99 home screen replacement app mimics the Microsoft Zune interface. ...and moreÂ Â»
Business Matters: Zune, Jonas Brothers,Billboard Business News-- Rumors are circulating that Microsoft will launch the Zune Pass music service in the UK in a few weeks. WMPoweruser posted a screen shot ...and moreÂ Â»
Samsung Galaxy Player 50 PreviewAnything But iPod (blog)Sure, many of us are not big fans of the walled garden, but there are a lot of great things going on with the Zune- sturdy hardware, ultra easy to use user ...and moreÂ Â»
Maybe Now Zune Can Take OffMotley FoolTech blog Engadget is reporting that UAL's (Nasdaq: UAUA) United Airlines is stocking 500 Zune HD media players ...and moreÂ Â»
CNETReport: iPod Touch Makes Up Nearly 40 Percent of iOS SalesWired NewsIn terms of features and price, the closest competitor to the Touch so far has been the Zune HD, which some observers criticized for having a poorly ...New iPod Touch 4G: Internal Hardware Revealed â€“ Huge BatteryProduct Reviews (blog)iPod touch: The more the merrierTECH.BLORGE.comReader Redux: How Many iPods Have You Had?GeekSugar.com (blog)PC WorldÂ -USA TodayÂ -PC Magazineall 1,160 news articlesÂ Â»
Geeky gadgetsZune Media Players Taking Flight With United AirlinesHot HardwareMicrosoft's Zune HD sure has seen a difficult road. No matter how hard the company tried, they never could gain ground on Apple. ...500 Zune HDs headed for United Airlines Asia-Pacific FlightsSlippery BrickNow Boarding at United Airlines: Zune HD [United Airlines Set To Get 500 Zune ...TFTS (blog)United Airlines to trial Zune HDs?ZunitedGeeky gadgetsÂ -TamsPPC (blog)all 6 news articlesÂ Â»
Telegraph.co.ukWelcome to the social, AppleCNETThen it hit me: Zune. Microsoft launched the first Zune device in November 2006 with a tag line of "Welcome to the Social" and an online social network that ...Hands On with Apple iTunes PingPC MagazineApple shanzhai's Microsoft's Zune features to make iTunes more social...Shanzai.comApple's edge in social music: Millions and millions of usersTechFlash (blog)USANewsWeek.comÂ -The Moderate VoiceÂ -Erictricall 1,491 news articlesÂ Â»
Is Sirius XM the Next Amazon.com?Motley FoolPandora, Napster, and Zune Pass are also limited to pre-recorded music, lacking the live programming that differentiates radio from just slipping in a CD or ...and moreÂ Â»
Xbox 360 Fancast 178 -- Piloten wie WirJoystiq (blog)[Zune] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in Zune Marketplace (MP3). [RSS MP3] Add the Xbox 360 Fanboy Podcast feed (in MP3) to your RSS aggregator and have ...
Why the 'Smartphone Wars' Seem So FamiliarPC WorldWindows Phone 7 is so lacking in inspiration, it's likely to follow the path of the Zune, which is to say it will wander aimlessly for a few years before ...and moreÂ Â»
What Will It Take to Save NVIDIA?Motley FoolMicrosoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a Zune HD media player built on Tegra chips, and the clouds didn't seem so dark anymore. Alas, there always seems to be a ...and moreÂ Â»
Bleeding Edge TVXbox 360 S 250GB Hard Drive available for $129.99Bleeding Edge TVHaving a lot of hard drive space is essential for those looking to purchase many of their games and movies through games on demand and the Zune marketplace. ...and moreÂ Â»
The Sweet Tune of Free Windows 7SoftpediaMicrosoft is gearing up to offer users more free copies of Windows 7 and Office 2010, together with a 16 GB Zune HD Digital Media Player as a part of the ...
Outlook SaleUnited Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)A zune replaces the last supported version versus commands which lists complained although a measure about a general sense, plus them resides swapped one ...
Zune Home app launcher for AndroidMobiputingEver wish the home screen on your Android phone looked more like the Zune HD launcher? Yeah, me neither. But there's an app for that anyway. ...
Remains of the Day: Nein means neinYahoo! TechI suppose we can just add this to our list of â€śproblems the Microsoft Zune never has.â€ť Apple acquired Quattro back in January and used its technology and ...and moreÂ Â»
New Zealand HeraldMicrosoft details Windows Phone game planCNETE-mail Ina. by mhughes1977 August 16, 2010 10:12 PM PDT This will only work if the Windows 7 phones play games a heck of a lot better than the Zune. ...Mobile Halo , Crackdown Highlight Windows Phone 7 LaunchWired NewsWindows Phone 7 to use big-name games to lure iPhone usersElectronista (blog)Microsoft will Bring more than 50 Xbox LIVE games for Windows Phone 7.AkihabaraNews (blog)Frisky Mongoose (press release)Â -WMPoweruser.com (blog)Â -MobilityMindedall 682 news articlesÂ Â»
Indie WireZune services taking a break next week, brbCNETI just received a heads-up from Microsoft that all of the Zune-branded services (Zune Pass, Zune Marketplace, Zune.net, and the Xbox Zune ...Slamdance inks deal with MicrosoftHollywood ReporterSlamdance Pacts With Microsoft For VODIndie WireSlamdance unveils distribution tie with MicrosoftScreendaily.comNew York Times (blog)Â -Wired NewsÂ -Tonightall 10 news articlesÂ Â»
SlashGear (blog)Zune Phone Could Fulfill Microsoft's '3 Screens' WishPC WorldMicrosoft's mobile play is still a mystery, but reports about WinMo 7 and a Zune-like Microsoft phone provide new clues. Lately I've been writing on these ...Microsoft shuffles Zune, Media Center unitsCNETMicrosoft To Unveil Zune Phone?InformationWeekMicrosoft merges Zune software, Xbox teamsElectronista (blog)paidContent.orgÂ -ZDNet (blog)Â -Inquirerall 92 news articlesÂ Â»
LetsGoMobile (press release)Microsoft Zune HDLetsGoMobile (press release)T he newest generation of Microsoft portable media players, the Zune HD, had its own spot during the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas. ...
bit-tech.netMicrosoft may drop points system from Xbox; Zune too?Electronista (blog)Any change to Xbox pricing would likely have a ripple effect on the Zune Marketplace as it too depends on the same points system. Without the Xbox to drive ...Microsoft Apologises For Points System, May Move To Real MoneyGizmodo Australiaall 15 news articlesÂ Â»
High Tech Ideas (blog)(Zune, Pink, Danger) Phone rumors heat up: #tmdpLiveSideIs this Pink?, a Zune phone?, or something in between? Can't wait to find out more (and send Mary Jo some donuts!). Lots of intrigue, and are we even seeing ...Microsoft updates hint at "Pink" phones coming soonElectronista (blog)Strange Twitter Chatter Hints At Microsoft Phone?UberGizmo (blog)Microsoft Danger tweets tip Pink at MWC 2010?SlashGear (blog)Gizmodo.com (blog)Â -Pricemo.com (blog)all 9 news articlesÂ Â»
Siliconrepublic.comBing Move to Bump Google from the iPhone Underscores Web WareWeekZune is the Zune. Zune phone, anyone? BusinessWeek quoted Nielsen data to the effect that 86 percent of US mobile searchers used Google in November and 11 ...Bing on the iPhone: Has Apple's Holy War Shifted?PC WorldStrange bedfellows: Apple to shun Google, snuggle up to Microsoft for iPhone ...Downloadsquad (blog)MSFT in talks with Apple for iPhone placement - outbid Google?ZDNet (blog)Mobile MagazineÂ -CNETÂ -MacDailyNews (blog)all 873 news articlesÂ Â»
The GuardianMicrosoft Launching Zune Phoneâ€¦?WCCFtech (blog)It is the much talked about and rumored Zune Phone. Yes my mortal friends, Microsoft may finally be en-route to revealing the latest and probably the most ...Bill Gates shares his notesBuilder AUall 377 news articlesÂ Â»
UberGizmo (blog)Zune phone finally a reality?Afterdawn.comThe research firm Jefferies and Co. has released a note this week that claims that the long-hyped Microsoft 'Zune phone' will be launched next month at the ...Analyst: Zune Phone coming in next two monthsArs TechnicaMicrosoft Zune phone on the horizon?Christian Science MonitorAll About MicrosoftZDNet (blog)I4UÂ -CNETÂ -ITProPortalall 208 news articlesÂ Â»
Roundup: Fisker banks $115M, Zune phone rumored, and moreVentureBeatZune phone coming in two months? â€” Apparently,talk of Microsoft's stealthy phone project has started to heat up again, one that would be running Windows ...
Afterdawn.comZune HD to get Smart DJ, new video codec support, Facebook in early 2010ZDNet (blog)My inbox was crazy last week during CES and as I was cleaning it out early this morning I saw an email from the Zune PR team talking about some updates ...Zune HD to get XviD, Better PlaylistsTechtree.comZune HD firmware update rocks the Pandora-like playlistsDVICEXvid support coming to Zune HDLiliputingI4UÂ -Soft Sailor (blog)Â -SlashGear (blog)all 18 news articlesÂ Â»
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Microsoft showed us a sneak preview of the Zune 3.0 software it plans to release on Sept. 16 with the latest generation of Zune devices, and what we saw madeFull Digg post: http://digg.com/microsoft/Zune_s_Recommendations_Make_Genius_Look_Average
Like Apple, Microsoft is expected to announce this month a new family of Zune media players that will introduce some new features while adopting others that have been available on iPods since this time last year.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/apple/Microsoft_to_follow_Apple_s_lead_with_third_gen_Zune_players
The best testimonial ever.
(UPDATE: He then traded his iPod in for a...wait for it....16GB iPod Touch!)Full Digg post: http://digg.com/apple/Three_Tattooed_Zune_Boy_buys_an_80GB_iPod_Classic
Following the rumor that this year's iPod nano update will have a discoteque-worthy paintjob (which they say is inaccurate), iLounge says that the new nano will have a bigger screen than the current generation, with the same 1.5:1 widescreen aspect ratio as the iPhone and iPod touch.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/apple/New_iPod_nano_Taller_Skinnier_More_Zune_Like_Gasp
Legendary Studio complete their first XNA 3.0 game for the Microsoft ZuneFull Digg post: http://digg.com/gaming_news/Zune_Game
Microsoft is still toiling away at the Zune, but there isn't a whole terrible much to show for it so far in regards to market impact. They just broke the 2 million mark, almost a year after they hit 1 million in May 2007. That means growth has hardly accelerated since the second-gen players hit the scene. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/microsoft/Zune_breaks_2_million_sold_stealing_market_from_Creative
Isn't this ironic: Microsoft is kowtowing to NBC and is working to install a filter that would block "illegal" copies of TV shows, while Apple of all companies is actually willing (so far) to forego NBC content to avoid being forced into an even more restrictive DRM scheme. I know which player I'm buying (and which one I'm not) next time around.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/apple/Zune_gets_NBC_anti_piracy_filters_as_iPod_champions_fair_use
Chris Stephenson, GM of Marketing for Zune, mentioned that "they're finding ways to integrate and work with Danger's 250-man staff." Just to refresh your memories, Microsoft bought Danger for $500 million back in February. Could this be the ZunePhone that we've been waiting for?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/microsoft/Zune_Sidekick_Phone_on_the_Way