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Microsoft Retiring Zune Marketplace As Early As November 22

11/13/2013, Microsoft has announced today that Zune Marketplace will not support rental and purchase of content from November 22nd, 2013. Browsing the Marketplace for movies or TV shows is off the cards as well. This move is part and parcel of the Fall 2013 update...

Zune Music heading Down Under this November 16th

10/27/2011, I would have thought that Microsoft would have given up on their Zune Music project by now, but I guess I am wrong – the company is far more resilient than most people figured out. Folks living in Australia will finally be able to gain access to the...

Zune HD killed yet again

10/10/2011, Last week we’ve had a lot of contradicting reports about the Zune player being killed off – first it was silently announced on the Zune website, then the announcement was removed and @ZuneSupport tweeted that it could have been an error – today...

Microsoft: Zune players officially dead

10/03/2011, We’ve previously written about rumors concerning the Zune’s demise, and then reported about Microsoft refuting such stories. Well now we’ve come to tell you that the Zune is officially dead. Announced on the official Zune support...

Canada gets Zune Music Marketplace and Zune Music Pass

09/30/2011, Hmmm, who listens to music on their Zunes anymore? I guess there is still quite a bunch, otherwise why else would Microsoft announce that the Zune Music Marketplace and Zune Music Pass will arrive in the Great White North when October 3rd rolls around? To...

Zune 4.8 introduces 2-day movie rentals and Mango support

08/23/2011, The Zune is dead, long live the Zune. Well, Microsoft’s attempt at taking over the iPod’s throne seem to have failed rather miserably, but that does not mean the company has given up on the Zune platform which has now turned to be more of...

Is the iPod becoming less popular these days?

07/18/2011, When it comes to listening to our music on the go, and before the emergence of smartphones, there was a good chance you would see someone on the street sporting an iPod or the Zune MP3 player, or even an iRiver. However all of that has changed, especially...

Microsoft Releases Nine New Apps For Zune

07/01/2011, Not a fan of all things Apple and you just refuse to buy an iPod? Perhaps you’re a Microsoft loyalist and you went for their Zune MP3 player instead. Well if you’re still using the Zune, it looks like Microsoft has released several new apps...

16GB Zune HD slashed to $169

05/04/2011, Microsoft’s foray into the portable media player market proved to be a rather sad one, as their Zune device, while decent in terms of hardware as well as software, simply did not work in the eyes of the mass consumer. After all, how else is there to...

Microsoft: Zune’s not dead

03/15/2011, Yesterday we wrote about a report stating the death of the Zune music player. Turns out it was just a rumor, and Zune is here to stay. According to an announcement from Dave McLauchlan, head of business development for the Zune platform, Zune isn’t...

RIP: Zune music player

03/14/2011, Bad news for Zune fans: the Zune music player will no longer be updated, according to reports from Bloomberg. Microsoft has decided to throw the towel in for the music player market and discontinue the Zune line. Not surprising, considering that...

Apple iTunes gains 2 more competitors

03/09/2011, When you’re at the top, there’s always the fear of someone knocking you down – and that’s what Apple’s music service, iTunes, is probably feeling right now. It has been reported that RIM and Microsoft will have new music services...

Microsoft’s Bing offering 500,000 free songs

12/30/2010, Microsoft’s Bing search engine still has some way to go in order to overtake Google and now Microsoft is trying to entice users to Bing with its Holiday Song Giveaway. With this program, each user who participates and signs up for the Bing newsletter...