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Xbox father blames Zune failure on blinkered music industry

Xbox father blames Zune failure on blinkered music industry

Ex-Microsoft exec and shepherd of both Xbox and Zune, Robbie Bach, has admitted that the Zune PMP was a cavalcade of mistakes, though argues his entertainment division team did try to replicate its successful gaming strategy with its iPod rival. Speaking at a Northwest Entrepreneur Network event in Seattle, Geekwire reports, Bach described the Zune project as "probably universally viewed as less of a success" than Xbox, though denied that either had succeeded or failed because they were part of the Microsoft behemoth.

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Zune HD not dead after all claims Microsoft

Zune HD not dead after all claims Microsoft

Microsoft has apparently flip-flopped on the Zune HD again, resurrecting its PMP hardware from the dead and claiming axing the media player lineup was never its intent. After first squashing rumors that the Zune hardware line had been killed, then promptly admitting that the Zune HD was, indeed, dead, Microsoft's support team now insists that "no official info has been released stating hardware is being discontinued."

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Microsoft restores Zune HD page, not axed yet

Microsoft restores Zune HD page, not axed yet

When Microsoft unveiled its Zune Pass price drop with a new splash page showing the service working for PCs, Windows Phones, and the Xbox, the company appeared to have pulled any reference to its Zune HD mp3 player. This quickly sparked reports that it was the end of the road for the device. But not so, says Microsoft, clarifying today that the whole thing was a publishing mistake.

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Microsoft To Port Zune HD Apps To Windows Phone

Microsoft To Port Zune HD Apps To Windows Phone

For those of you that mourned the death of the Zune, with the last of its hardware being the Zune HD, be consoled that its spirit will soon be transferred over to the Windows Phone. In a recent Zune Insider podcast, Zune senior business development manager Dave McLauchlan revealed that the company is currently working to port existing Zune HD apps over to their mobile platform.

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Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac Works with Zune HD

Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac Works with Zune HD

When Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 7, and unveiled that the device would sync with Zune Software, there were a lot of Mac owners out there trying to figure out how, exactly, they'd be able to utilize a Windows Phone 7 device, considering that Zune Software doesn't work for Apple-branded computers. That's where Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac comes in. A tool to sync your device, and bring your media from iTunes (that's not still protected) onto your Windows Phone 7 device.

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The Daily Slash: October 1st 2010

The Daily Slash: October 1st 2010

It was the first day of October, so hopefully it went well for you. In other news, it's also Friday, which means the weekend is upon us, and we've all survived another week. Welcome to The Daily Slash. Tonight, we've got the strangest piece of iPhone accessory we've ever seen, and that could either be a good or bad thing. And then, as we wrap it up, we'll take a look at what's been happening around the R3 Media Network.

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Microsoft’s Zune HD Gets Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft’s Zune HD Gets Windows Live Messenger

While the Zune HD may still be missing the applications store that many would have liked to see, that's not stopping Microsoft from releasing an important option. If you're a fan of Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger service, and you still know a few people out there that use it, then hopefully you've got a Zune HD to enjoy the application that Microsoft just unveiled. The app brings a lot of the same functionality as the desktop version, so it isn't a scaled down, disappointing version.

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