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Podcasters – Get Listed In The Zune Podcast Directory Starting November 13th

November 7th, 2007

Zune Podcast Programming Manager Rob Greenlee sends word that podcasters will be able to add their podcast to Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace podcast directory starting on November 13th. We will be launching our Zune Marketplace Podcast Directory with approximately 1,000 podcast feeds shortly. The reason we are doing this is to seed the catalog with a […]

1-Click Podcast Subscriptions For The Microsoft Zune

October 25th, 2007

Podcaster, mobilecasting guru and Zune Podcast Programming Manager Rob Greenlee has announced 1-click podcast subscriptions for the Zune portable media player. The 1-click process will launch the Zune Marketplace software and add the podcast subscription to the user’s collection. The process will work best if the Zune user already has the new Zune Marketplace software […]

Five Reasons iPods Still Beat Zunes

October 7th, 2007

Microsoft has announced updates to its line of Zune portable media players. While there is a lot of good news in Microsoft’s announcement, including improved wireless features and podcasting support, the Zune platform still lags way behind Apple’s iTunes/iPod platform. Here are five reasons iPods still beat Zunes: Zunes are still boring. With the exception […]

Microsoft Intros Second Generation Zunes, Leather Cases & Sync Cables

October 3rd, 2007

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Corporate Vice President J Allard, above, yesterday unveiled the next generation of Zune portable media players, software and online store. Gates and Allard also introduced Zune Social, a beta online community Web site. The new Zunes feature a squarish button, better wireless features and even limited podcast support. To top […]

Zune 2.0 And Flash Zune Details Leaked

April 11th, 2007

Zune Scene has reports on “leaked” details of upcoming Zune media players: Zune 2.0 and a smaller flash based Zune will be sold this year. He would not tell me the marketing names but referred to them as the big one and little one. The hard drive version looks like the generation 1 Zune, but […]

Zune Gets Update, But Still No Podcast Support

March 1st, 2007

According to Zune Insider, Microsoft’s Zune portable media player is getting a firmware update in March, but there’s still no date for when or if the Zune will offer podcast support. Zune Firmware Update 1.3 will primary fix problems from the initial release: They‚Äôre fixing a skipping problem that some users were experiencing ‚Äì that […]

Microsoft Said To Be Working On Zune Phone

February 1st, 2007

CrunchGear is reporting that Microsoft is planning to release an an iPod-phone killer, the Zune phone: It will be a smartphone that works homogeneously with the Zune marketplace. It will most likely not, however, run Windows Mobile. Rather it‚Äôll make use of an interface similar to the current Zune, an interface that I consider among […]

Zune Can’t Share 40% Of Songs

January 20th, 2007

Zune articles. Archived stories from Zunerama’s Zune blog. Some Zune users are starting to get upset with the limitations imposed on the device’s wireless sharing technology: Zune’s wireless sharing is described by Microsoft with a footnote – indicating that “the Zune to Zune sharing feature may not be available for all audio files on your […]

Lessons Of Zune

December 11th, 2006

Jupiter Research’s Michael Gartenberg has an interesting post with his thoughts on what Microsoft should learn from the Zune. He makes four main points. Zune lacks elegance ‚Äì It‚Äôs actually not bad looking device but put it next to a 30gb iPod as every reviewer has and it looks and feels clunky by comparison. The […]

First Look At The Zune

November 10th, 2006

The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg has an early hands-on look at the Zune, and finds many of the same concerns that Microsoft’s Zune announcements raised. According to Mossberg, the Zune has too many compromises and missing features to be as good a choice as the iPod for most users. “The hardware feels rushed and […]