Microsoft’s Zune Completely Dead Now

Microsoft first released the Zune as its competitor to Apple’s iPod in 2006. While the device looked promising at the time, it just didn’t work out. It was discontinued in 2011, but the brand and some associated capabilities have lingered…

Would You Pay $100 For A Year Of Xbox Music?

The Zune failed, and Microsoft is ok with that. Besides, it’s not like Zune is really gone. Microsoft is just rebranding it as Xbox Music. It’s going to launch sometime later this year, but we’re still in the dark on…

Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Zune Tomorrow

Does anybody remember the Zune or the Zune HD? Microsoft’s answer to the iPod wasn’t exactly the epitome of success due to a number of factors, but the hardware did have its fans. Those fans will have until tomorrow to…

Xbox Music Kills the Zune Marketplace

Yesterday, Microsoft used its big E3 press conference to show off more than just video games. Along with SmartGlass, Internet Explorer on the Xbox 360, and , the company devoted a short segment of the conference to introducing Xbox Music.…

Microsoft Planning E3 Preview Of New Music Service

Is Microsoft about to make a big push into the digital music space? Yes, Microsoft has Zune, but the only problem with Zune is that…wait, what’s Zune? We’re talking about a legitimate Zune successor here, and according to The Verge,…

Windows Phone Marketplace Losing Zune Software Support

All the major smartphone operators – Apple, Google and Microsoft – allow users to download apps from the Web or the smartphone itself. Microsoft strangely enough had a third option that allowed users to download Windows Phone 7 apps from…

Why Is iTunes Trying To Be Like Zune?

An interesting storyline has made it to Techmeme. Apple’s iTunes slogan is strikingly similar to the one Microsoft uses for Zune. This revelation appears to have started with Microsoft blog Zunited, which points out a number of elements where Apple…

Microsoft May Be Planning New Music Service

Microsoft has never had much luck in the digital music space. Their Zune service was relatively ignored and I don’t know a single person who uses last.fm on their Xbox 360. The company may be planning to change that. CNET…

Microsoft Points May Be No More

Do you hate Microsoft Points? … That’s what I thought. It’s a good thing then that they may soon be out. Inside Mobile Apps is reporting that a source close to Microsoft told them that the company may soon be…

Are Bing’s New “Artist Pages” for Music Search Ready for Prime Time?

Microsoft has released new "artist pages" for Bing. When you search for a musician or band, it should bring up one of these pages directly on Bing, including things like an artist bio, genre information, a list of playable song samples, discography, videos, news, tour dates, web results, etc.