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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...

Zune HD email app arrives a little bit too late

04/03/2011, Don’t you think that this piece of news is a little bit too late? The Zune player which we reported as dead (with a follow up after that), will be receiving its email application – at least for the Zune HD. To put it plainly, this means the...

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...

Windows Phone 7 And Zune Sync Coming To Mac Soon?

10/12/2010, A surprise tweet appeared earlier from Microsoft UK’s head of Windows Phone marketing, Oded Ran, claiming that Mac users will soon be able to sync Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices with a version of Zune software for Macs. The tweet has since been...

Zune 4.7 Launched With Windows Phone 7 Support

10/12/2010, If you got lost amongst all the Windows Phone 7 announcements, you might have missed the fact that Microsoft also released its latest version of Zune media player and sync software, Zune 4.7. The main improvement in Zune 4.7 will be the necessary support...

Zune HD2 Speculated for Announcement Alongside Windows Phone 7

09/13/2010, It was previously reported that Microsoft was looking to hire someone to work on a next-generation Zune release, and now Mary J. Foley of ZDNet has received an insider tip saying that the next-generation Zune will be more than just a rumor. The devices...

Rumor: Microsoft Hiring A Hardware Designer For The Zune HD 2?

09/12/2010, While it wasn’t explicitly mentioned, a Microsoft job listing searching for a Senior Mechanical Engineer has sparked speculation that the company could be looking to create a successor to the Zune HD. The position will be under the phone division,...

New Zune HD coming from Microsoft?

09/01/2010, Mary-Jo Foley of ZDNet says that Microsoft could be working on a new Zune HD model, which isn’t really that good timing considering the new iPod touch has just been announced earlier this morning. If it were to debut sometime next year, then we wish...

Credit card purchases OK at Zune Marketplace

06/25/2010, Microsoft decided to enable direct credit card purchases where music is concerned at the Zune Marketplace as part of its Bing refresh, letting you do away with picking up Microsoft Points which were required previously, bringing Microsoft up to be on par...

iHome ZN90B Alarm Clock Stereo Sports A Zune Dock

06/17/2010, Most alarm clock radios out there that feature a docking station are geared towards Apple’s iPhone or iPod, but the iHome ZN90B Dual Alarm Clock Radio sports a dock for the Zune, and Zune HD, even though it cheekily uses the “i” prefix...

Zune and United Airlines to offer inflight entertainment

06/03/2010, United Airlines has just announced their partnership with Microsoft, where the combined efforts of both companies will offer benefits to the masses – we’re talking about offering a wider selection of music to United Airlines passengers...