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Microsoft's Zune Launched – OSnews  OS News

Usually, we do not report on .mp3 players. However, sometimes we cannot go around them. Today is one of those times: Microsoft has launched its supposed ...

OS News
Surface Pro to launch 9 February in Canada, US – OSnews  OS News

Microsoft has announced the launch date of the Surface Pro, as well as widened availability of the Surface RT. The Surface Pro will launch in the US and ...

OS News
Elementary OS Challenge Day 1: Filling In The Audio App Gap  Forbes

It's day 1 of the elementary OS Linux Community Challenge, and I've got some AppCenter picks to make your music and podcast experiences more enjoyable.

Rescinding a Human Rights Award to Angela Davis Was Cowardly and Unfair  Progressive.org

This past October, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced that activist, author, and scholar Angela Davis would be presented with the Fred ...

The last time Microsoft was more valuable than Apple, the Zune was still taking on the iPod  Business Insider

Microsoft briefly surpassed Apple as the most valuable US company on Monday. The last time Microsoft was worth more than Apple was in 2010.

Business Insider
Microsoft announces the Zune, intends to compete with Apple: First foray into MP3 market  Campus Times

In response to Apple's market domination, Microsoft announced the release of their new MP3 player, the Zune.

Campus Times
Zune Forever: The Diehards Still Obsessed With Microsoft’s Colossal Failure  Motherboard

It's hard to forget the Zune. After all, Microsoft's mid-2000s bid to sink the iPod with an MP3 player of its own was notable for its immense thirst. The Zune, which ...

Microsoft’s Cortana speaker will go the way of the Zune  Computerworld

Remember the Zune? Probably not, or if you do, you don't remember it well. It was a portable digital music player launched by Microsoft in 2006 to compete with ...

Microsoft's Zune Aims to Be Social Butterfly – OSnews  OS News

Normally we try not to report on music players, but since this concerns Microsoft's direct attack on Apple's music player, it's actually somewhat interesting.

OS News
That's no Zune, it's a FiiO M7  PC Perspective

There are those for whom the idea of listening to audio via a phone is painful to contemplate, as the lack of a dedicated high fidelity DAC will ruin the experience.

PC Perspective
'Liberate' for Zune HD Unlocks Windows CE Potential – OSnews  OS News

Well, this is a fun little trick. You can disable the fancy Zune shell on your Zune HD and end up with the default, old-school Windows CE-look. While not all ...

OS News
The Zune Is Dead. Here's What to Do With Your Old One  WIRED

It's been an unnecessarily slow, cruel death for Zune. Microsoft's music *service*—which lets Zune hardware users stream and download tracks—was left to wither ...

U.S. policy in Syria: Why our allies are nervous  Auburn Villager

The Trump administration has been deeply divided in regard to its policy in Syria. President Trump himself keeps changing his mind about U.S. military ...

Auburn Villager
Live, Zune brands meet their maker – OSnews  OS News

“Microsoft appears to be killing off two of its key user-facing brands with the upcoming Consumer Preview release of Windows 8. Windows Live applications ...

OS News
Michael Robertson on Linux, Mp3tune, Zune – OSnews  OS News

“Is Michael Robertson afraid of anything? The entrepreneur has a made a career – and a fortune – playing rough with giants. Now, though, he's turning up the ...

OS News
Zune HD made me wish I never bought an iPod  Windows Central

I, like the majority of people, bought an iPod. I actually bought several of them, starting when I was 18 with a 20GB fourth-generation model of what would ...

Windows Central
Samsung's New Note and Galaxy Watch Won't Threaten Apple  Fortune

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch but Apple will likely surpass the products with new iPhones and watches next month.

Remembering Microsoft's Zune: 4 Product-Planning Lessons for Entrepreneurs  Entrepreneur

Zune struggled to capture even one-eighth of the iPod's market share. Why did Zune, backed by the Microsoft tech juggernaut, fail to find its foothold? Simple: ...

When Apple introduced the iPhone on Jan 9, 2007, it was the ultimate 'computer for the rest of us'  AppleInsider

On January 9, 2007, in the shadow of the CES, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. You know that it was an extraordinary and flawless demo from the outside, but ...

NVIDIA Tegra Gets Its Big Debut in Zune HD – OSnews  OS News

Microsoft has now more or less given out every possible detail of its next-generation portable media player, the Zune HD. The really interesting part of this device ...

OS News
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director explains importance of the Microsoft Zune  Polygon

Who could have predicted that a Microsoft Zune would be important again? [Warning: The following contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.].

For some, the Zune is not gone and definitely not forgotten  The Seattle Times

The Microsoft music player, launched 10 years ago this week, may have been ill-fated, but it remains more than a memory for a dedicated group of fans on ...

The Seattle Times
What Is A Zune? 'Guardians 2' Pokes Fun At The Extinct Music Device  Bustle

All Marvel movies have a decent amount of comic relief in them. Whether it's Tony Stark cracking wise, Thor being a fish out of water, or Captain America being ...

Wendy’s roasts a bunch of metalcore, emo and pop-punk bands on Twitter  Consequence of Sound

Whoever's running Wendy's Twitter account has likely been to a few Warped Tours, as evidenced by the number of metalcore, emo and pop-punk bands the ...

Consequence of Sound
The Flop That Saved Microsoft  Slate Magazine

It wasn't very easy to get my hands on a Zune. After Microsoft's long-pitied music player won Slate's Reader Takeover poll—in which I'd promised to reassess an ...

Slate Magazine
Tales In Tech History: Microsoft Zune  Silicon UK

Another Microsoft hardware failure, the Zune media player was nevertheless once touted as a real challenger to the Apple iPod. Microsoft was in an enviable ...

Silicon UK
Microsoft Officially Retires Zune Services  Billboard

That's it, Zune lovers. Microsoft has officially retired all digital music services tied to the ill-fated MP3 player, meaning you'll no longer be able to stream or ...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s best joke is a jab at Microsoft  Polygon

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn't go easy on the frequency of jokes, but the best one takes a little jab at Microsoft after a pretty emotional moment.

Chris Pratt ponders the primitive Zune in Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene  The Verge

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), trades in cassette tapes for another piece of bygone tech: Microsoft's Zune. The Zune ...

The Verge
Did You Buy Music from Zune Before 2012? Please Read This  Thurrott.com

I received an email from Microsoft this morning alerting me that music I had purchased from the Zune *service* before 2012 would need to be downloaded or it will ...

'Guardians Vol. 2' Proves That It's Never Too Late to Drag Zune  Inverse

Music is a big part of 'Guardians of the Galaxy', so it's fitting that the sequel takes the time to make a joke about one of the industry's biggest flops.

Zune HD review: Zune HD  CNET News

The Good The Zune HD's brilliant OLED display, HD Radio tuner, long battery life, movie rentals, and subscription music integration finally give iPod expatriates ...

Nike’s Adapt BB self-lacing sneakers let you tie your shoes from an app  The Verge

Nike's new Adapt BB sneakers are Bluetooth-connected and require an app to tighten. They don't have laces for wearers to tie, and they need to be wirelessly ...

The Verge
R.I.P. Microsoft Zune: the Media Player We All Loved, but Never Used  Gizmodo

The Zune was a really good media player that should have been a success. Except it was always late to the party. A party full of white earbud wearers who left ...

What old tech are you hanging on to?  Liliputing

Microsoft's Zune music player never caught on the way Apple's iPod devices did. But the company actually made some pretty compelling portable media players, ...

Microsoft Didn't Want The Zune In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2  Comicbook.com

In the third act, Ego The Living Planet makes two fatal mistakes. The first is that he tells his son, Peter Quill, that he deliberately killed his mother, giving her a ...

Microsoft ‘objected to the Zune joke in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’  NME.com

Microsoft reacted badly to the Zune joke in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, the film's director has revealed. At the end of the Marvel sequel, Sean Gunn's Kraglin ...

Bitter Zune fan hilariously rants about how the device was way ahead of its time  BGR

Back when dedicated digital music players were still a thing, the big battle was between Apple's iPod and Microsoft's Zune. The iPod won this battle handily, over ...

The 4 Greatest #TechFails—And the Lessons They (Hopefully) Taught Us  Observer

If you're late to the last party, you'd better figure out how to be early to the next one.

RIP Zune - The New York Times  New York Times

Microsoft is phasing out Zune, a name that once symbolized grand plans to curb Apple's entertainment ambitions. The Zune music *service* will be renamed Xbox ...

New York Times
Microsoft: What It Learned From The Zune  The Business Insider

After five years of low sales, missteps, and humiliation, the Zune player is officially dead. But Microsoft learns from its mistakes, and as the successful launch of ...

The Business Insider
This week in tech history: Zune 2.0 and Droid Incredible leaks, Palm rumors, and Apple conspiracy  The Verge

It was 10 years ago this week that the first details of the second-generation Zune leaked, turning out to be right on the mark in hindsight. The Microsoft follow-up ...

The Verge
Hell froze over: Microsoft moves Edge to Chromium  Computerworld

This move is not only good for users, it showcases both a new Microsoft and a new, more successful tech industry approach to success for everyone.

Former Microsoft Zune Boss Explains Why It Flopped  Business Insider

Robbie Bach, the former leader of Microsoft's home entertainment and mobile business, gave an interesting post-mortem on the Zune, Microsoft's failed attempt ...

Business Insider
R.I.P. The Microsoft Zune is officially dead  Consequence of Sound

After 10 not so glorious years, Microsoft has pulled the plug on its streaming platform.

Consequence of Sound
Microsoft’s 15 Biggest Flops of All Time  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Microsoft is one of the greatest technology companies of all time, but for every Windows or Office, there have been epic fails such as the Zune and Clippy.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Zune hardware was a mistake, admits former Microsoft exec Robbie Bach  The Verge

Microsoft's first Zune hardware launched in late 2006, around five years after the initial Apple iPod hit the market and less than a year before the iPhone changed ...

The Verge
Microsoft's Zune HD: Cool, but no iPod killer - Sep. 15, 2009  CNNMoney.com

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Microsoft's Zune HD, which went on sale Tuesday, is more than just another portable media player trying to unseat Apple's iPod ...

Zune HD hands-on look, impressions, tears of joy  CNET News

CNET's Donald Bell gets hands on with the Microsoft Zune HD MP3 player and shares his first reactions.

Microsoft phasing out Zune Marketplace rentals and purchases, but Zune Pass lives on  The Verge

Xbox Music and Xbox Video are the future of Microsoft's digital media ecosystem. But putting a greater focus on the Xbox brand means saying goodbye to some ...

The Verge
Zune.net is dead, redirects to Xbox Music’s website  The Next Web

Change the guard, the era is over. Brown Zune, your reign is at an end. Today it became known that Microsoft has set up a domain redirect from Zune.net, to the ...

The Next Web
How a Zune tablet could beat Apple and Android  CNET

Microsoft might be shelving the Zune player, but a well-executed Zune tablet could be a game changer.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Deleted Scene Shows Star-Lord Learning Zune  CBR

In a new deleted scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Chris Pratt's Peter 'Star-Lord' Quill explores the wonders of the Zune.

Yes, Zune does support iTunes libraries  CNET News

In his "Bits" blog on the New York Times site Thursday, Saul Hansell mistakenly says that iPod users won't switch to a Zune because they don't want to convert ...

Grab and backup your Zune HD apps today, Microsoft changing services  ZDNet

I am a huge fan of the Zune HD and think it should have seen success at Microsoft. Unfortunately, Zune HD apps is going away today, 31 August.

Pushing Zune: Is Microsoft Fighting an Uphill Battle?  Knowledge@Wharton (subscription)

In what was billed as "a significant step forward," Microsoft on September 15 launched its next-generation Zune HD media player, touting the device's ability to ...

Knowledge@Wharton (subscription)
How Apple HomePod Avoided Making the Mistakes of Microsoft Zune  TechSpective

If I were to coin one word for this decade it would be “ironic”. The most recent example is the Apple HomePod. Because it seems to approach Amazon's.

'Infinity War': What Song Were the Guardians of the Galaxy Listening To  Inverse

'Infinity War' certainly wasn't 'Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3,' but that bunch of A-holes was a big part of the movie, and they brought a taste of their soundtrack to ...

Leap-year glitch freezes Zune MP3 players  CNN

A leap-year related glitch caused thousands of Zune MP3 players to simultaneously stop working late Tuesday and early Wednesday, Microsoft said on the ...

The Zune Marketplace Will Be Dead Within 9 Days  TechCrunch

Alas poor Zune, you are dead. Microsoft has stretched out the end of Zune over such a long time that I feel that we have called it RIP for years. Here's what I ...

Zune-era music visualizer set to return to Groove Music for Windows 10?  Windows Central

A classic feature from the Zune PC software may be coming back to Groove Music for Windows 10. Here why we're excited about visualizer!

Windows Central
Ask Paul: Replacing a Zune HD  Thurrott.com

For some, there is Zune HD and then there is nothing else. But what do you do when a Zune HD gives up the ghost? Is there an acceptable modern alternative?

Zune HD specs reveal battery life estimates, format support  Ars Technica

Microsoft has finally released the technical specifications for the Zune HD. …

Ars Technica
A brief history of Zune economics  CNET News

Will consumers be persuaded by Microsoft's recent Zune pass savings calculations, or has history already played this iPod-bashing tactic out.

Microsoft may have its groove back but it's binned 'Groove'  The Register

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's new book says the company has its groove back, yet the company has also decided to kill off the Zune-zombie by sending music ...

The Register
Flashback: Microsoft's Zune HD turns seven  Neowin

On September 15, 2009, Microsoft introduced its competitor to Apple's iPod Touch, the Zune HD. The device is now seven-years-old, so let's take a walk down ...

Music Player From Microsoft Offers Wireless Song-Sharing  New York Times

Microsoft said its Zune music player will include wireless technology that will allow owners to share songs and playlists easily.

New York Times
5 Epic Product Fails and the Lessons They Can Teach Your Small Business  Entrepreneur

No matter how diligently you prepare when you launch a new product, you can never guarantee success. In my own area of product design, for instance, I've ...

You Can Bid On a Zune Signed By The 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Cast  Comicbook.com

Guardians of the Galaxy fans can now bid on a one-of-a-kind prop, all in the name of a very good cause.The charity organization Rainforest Trust is currently ...

HomePod: Apple Recreates The Microsoft Zune And Makes Steve Ballmer’s Year  TG Daily

Apple is becoming very much like Steve Ballmer's Microsoft. The proof - The HomePod which is marketed for all the things it does badly.

TG Daily
'Avengers: Infinity War' Deleted Scene Joins the Fans in Blaming Star-Lord [Comic-Con 2018]  /FILM

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, a Marvel experience showed off a never-before-seen Avengers: Infinity War deleted scene, and we have all the details here.

Ditching Zune Doesn't Make A Lick Of Difference For Microsoft  Forbes Digital Download

Microsoft's Zune competes with Apple's iPod suite of products and SanDisk's Sansa in the music and video player market. Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, touted ...

Forbes Digital Download
The Zune as we know it is gone; long live the Zune HD  Ars Technica

The Zune as we know it is going the way of the dodo, and its replacement is of course the Zune HD. "As you know, the new Zune HD device—featuring a touch ...

Ars Technica
How to convert video for the Zune  CNET News

CNET editors offer a step-by-step tutorial on converting video for the Microsoft Zune MP3 player.

Zune HD post mortem and fond memories from inside Microsoft  GeekWire

Microsoft has been sending mixed messages about the future of its standalone Zune music hardware over the past several months, to say the least. Back in ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger crushes a Zune with a tank, but doesn't know what a Zune is  Geek

Regular visitors of YouTube will be well aware of the video series “Will it Blend?” where newly released devices, such as smartphones, media players, and ...

Zach Galifianakis to President Obama: Why would you get the guy who created the Zune to make your Web site?  GeekWire

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obama This is pretty hilarious stuff. President Barack Obama goes ...

Microsoft Zune Review  IGN

Microsoft Zune Review. Our extensive review of Microsoft's iPod-killer. Will the Zune indeed feast on Apple flesh? Read on!

Microsoft may be replacing Zune with a 'Spotify-like' Xbox Live music service  The Verge

HTC apparently isn't the only company interested in starting up a new music *service*. We have heard that Microsoft is planning on significantly revamping its ...

The Verge
Leaked Zune Images Point to 3rd-and Possibly Fake-Device in Microsoft's Lineup  Fast Company

Microsoft may have another new audio player up its sleeve: The Zune "3rd," as it's being dubbed. The tip came in the form of a supposed advertising image, ...

Fast Company
I’m in love with Astell&Kern’s crooked, beautiful, ridiculously expensive MP3 player  TechCrunch

It may be old-fashioned, but I find dedicated MP3 players wonderful little devices. I've used tons over the years (the Zune HD is still the best) and I'm glad to see ...

How to sync the Zune HD with a Mac  The Next Web

Do you own a Zune but use a Mac? Must be rough. While there is no Zune media player software suite for Mac, Microsoft did write a quick and dirty program ...

The Next Web
Microsoft's Zune: Can It "Turn Up The Music" Over iPod?  CNBC

Microsoft's new family of Zunes is generating quite the buzz this week: new colors, new capabilities, and for the first time since Zune's original release, talk that ...

Zune HD: The best portable media player you may never buy  BetaNews

On Friday, I bought a Zune HD 32, so that you wouldn't have to. On Monday, I may return it. The Zune HD is perhaps the best portable media player released by ...

How Microsoft is killing off the Zune and Windows Live brands in Windows 8  The Verge

Microsoft appears to be killing off two of its key user-facing brands with the upcoming Consumer Preview release of Windows 8. Windows Live applications have ...

The Verge
Microsoft delves further into manufacturing with Zune plant  MarketWatch

This update corrects a typographical error in the fifth paragraph. Microsoft's Jason Reindorp mentioned cost efficiencies, not deficiencies. SAN FRANCISCO ...

Zune 2.0 gets official  CNET Crave Blog

CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell discusses Microsoft's latest Zune MP3 player announcement.

CNET Crave Blog
Zune HD Gets Homebrew Apps and Games  Gizmodo.com

And older Zunes, too! But let's talk about the HD: With the new OpenZDK toolkit, developers can make homebrew apps for the Zune HD, and by following a ...

Up Close and Personal With Zune, Microsoft's 'iPod Killer'  ABC News

What looks like an iPod, acts like an iPod, plays music, videos and photos like an iPod but isn't an iPod? If Microsoft has anything to say about it, the answer is ...

ABC News
Microsoft Gets Zune Strategy Right, Tablet Strategy Wrong  PC World

Sometimes Microsoft seems to finally get it, and sometimes it just seems to drop the ball. The contrast between Microsoft Zune and tablet strategies is a prime ...

PC World
Actually, Barack Obama Doesn't Use a Zune  Gizmodo

After A Philadelphia City Paper blogger lit the Internet on fire with a hot scoop on our president elect's shockingly unorthodox choice of digital music player, the ...

Microsoft's Zune crashes as iPod sales grow  Apple Insider

Microsoft's Zune hit the ground even harder in its third holiday quarter. After two years of annual sales that barely reached the million unit mark, the company ...

Apple Insider
Zune vs. iPod specification smackdown  engadget

The new Zunes are official so let's get to it: a spec-by-spec scrap between Redmond's new Zunes and Cupertino's formidable iPod foe. Unfortunately, Microsoft...

Zune: A rant in 5 parts  CNET News

CNET's Senior Editor Donald Bell describes five features that surprised him about the Microsoft Zune 4, 8, and 80.

First-Gen Zune Getting All The New Features: This is How You Treat Your Customers  Gizmodo.com

Click to viewThe first generation 30GB Zune—which 1.2 million of you already purchased—is getting all the new Zune's features. All. Sure, the new Zune is more ...

Own a Microsoft Zune signed by the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast from director James Gunn and the Rainforest Trust  Inside the Magic

“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is nothing if not a thoughtful, fan-friendly filmmaker. That's why when he decided to incorporate an outdated ...

Inside the Magic
Third time's a charm: Ars reviews the Zune HD  Ars Technica

When Microsoft first launched the Zune, the player was something of a kludge. The hardware design had been licensed wholesale from Toshiba, and the fact ...

Ars Technica
The Biggest Flops in Microsoft's History  The Motley Fool

These five products will go down as Microsoft's worst.

The Motley Fool
Barack Obama Uses a Zune  Gizmodo

After all of the misinformation and dirty lies spread about Obama over the course of the presidential campaign, this is the most shocking I've heard about him: He ...

Dopamine is a new Zune-inspired music player for Windows  MSPoweruser.com

Dopamine is a new Zune-inspired music player for Windows. After 2 years of development, version 1.0 got released recently. It tries to make organizing and ...


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Zune is a discontinued brand of digital media products and services marketed by Microsoft. Zune included a line of portable media players, digital media player software for Windows PCs, a music subscription service known as a "Zune Music Pass", music and video streaming services for the Xbox 360 game console via the Zune Software, music, TV and movie sales, and desktop sync software for Windows Phone. Zune also provided music streaming for United Airlines inflight after a partnership in 2010.The Zune hardware players were discontinued in October 2011. In June 2012, Microsoft announced plans to discontinue all "Zune" services; instead Microsoft would distribute its digital media content and services under the Xbox Music and Xbox Video brands available on its line of products including Windows 8 PCs and tablets, Xbox 360 game console, and Windows Phone smart phones. The www.zune.net domain now redirects to Xbox's website, but the software retains the Zune name. The Windows Phone App succeeded Zune Software as the desktop sync service for Windows Phone 8, as part of Microsoft's discontinuation of the Zune brand. However, Zune Software must still be used for Windows Phone 7 desktop sync, and is still available to download from the Windows Phone website for all Windows Phone 7 devices. In November 2015 Microsoft retired the Zune music download and streaming service. Remaining Zune subscribers were switched over to Microsoft's Groove Music platform.