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Zune Death Watch: Microsoft Zune Revenues Plummet

January 23rd, 2009

Microsoft has revealed in a Security and Exchange Commission filing that the company’s Zune revenue in the 4th quarter of 2008 was less than half of what it was the previous year.

Is it time to start a Zune deathwatch?

PBS Programming Available For Zune

November 17th, 2008

Zune Insider says that programming from “educational” TV network PBS is available starting today from the Zune Video Marketplace.  Shows available for download include public television viewer favorites: Ken Burns’ Jazz, America and American Lives; NOVA, Wired Science, Scientific American Frontiers and, later this week, Carrier. For even more intellectually enriching Zune content (edutainment?), the […]

The Top 25 Podcasts On The Zune

October 9th, 2008

According to Microsoft Zune guru Rob Greenlee, there’s been “a huge jump in podcast interest in the Zune Podcast Marketplace Software.” “This is an annual rite of passage, that summer is the time when podcast usage dips and then it comes stampeding back in the Fall and Winter,” explains Greenlee. “This year is no exception […]

Microsoft Announces Zune Updates, Free Wireless At McDonalds

September 16th, 2008

Microsoft today released a free software update that will bring new features to all Zune portable media players. The new software will allow Zune users to: wirelessly stream and download music from the Zune Marketplace store on the go; tag and purchase songs directly from the built-in FM radio; and tap into new, personalized music recommendations […]

Zune Launches ‘Insider’ Podcast, Sponsors New Media Expo

August 13th, 2008

Rob Greenlee, Microsoft Zune Podcast Programming Lead, has introduced a new Zune podcast, Zune Insider. It’s an audio and video podcast, co-hosted by Greenlee and Zune blogger Cesar Menendez.

Zune Guy Vows To Get Rid Of Zune Tats

July 24th, 2008

Bad news for Microsoft: its most passionate advocate – mszunefan, aka The Zune Guy – is “done with the Zune” and has vowed to get rid of his Zune tattoos: “I am done.  I have had the Zune since day 1 and have noticed little improvement. I have tried my best to support them every […]

Microsoft Expands Zune Video Offerings

May 28th, 2008

Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its video offerings through the Zune Marketplace. Here’s a list of what’s coming.

Zune Spring Update Version 2.5

May 6th, 2008

Microsoft today announced new Zune software and online features. Here’s the official info an the updates: Zune Software Updates Responding directly to customer feedback, Zune has updated and added features and functionality to address better integration between the software, the online music community and the store. In addition, the updates include frequently requested features such […]

Zune Goes Metal With Its First Video Podcast

February 8th, 2008

Microsoft’s downloadable media portal, the Zune Marketplace, announced the publication of Zune’s first video podcast, a behind-the-scenes profile of metalcore band The Black Dahlia Murder. Zune sent a video crew out to shadow The Black Dahlia Murder on the New York City stop of their current US headlining tour, capturing a day in the life […]

New Zune On Tuesday

November 12th, 2007

¬† Microsoft has officially announced tomorrow as the release date for its updated line of Zune portable media players. The new Zunes promise higher capacities, useful wireless capabilities and support for podcasts. Updated Zune software will also be available, bringing new capabilities to the first-generation Zune players. Microsoft is also offering customization options for the […]