Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Zune Phone due in a couple of months?

Ars Technica has a story here about a Zune Phone (honest) due out in a couple of months.  Quote to focus on:

“Microsoft would be fulfilling the dreams of Zune fans, Windows Mobile fans, and many others who have been waiting for Microsoft to counter Apple’s iPhone with its own software and hardware combination, as opposed to just a new version of its mobile OS.”

The Zune has fans?  Where?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

iTunes to Zune: I’d sooner barf than switch

ZDNet runs nearly a word for word of same article in CNET. (Thanks Brinke) . Nice way to copy and paste Microsoft press release, guys. I wonder how much advertising dollars Redmond threatened to withhold if either flaks for Microsoft online news organization didn’t run their fine little how-to press release propaganda act of war article?


I’d rather lose my sushi than switch to a Zune

I’m a Bonehead UPDATE: I decided to play a sneaking hunch that took about six seconds to check, and yep, both ZDNet and CNET are part and parcel of CBS Interactive.

Still, a little integrity, guys? Huh?

How about:

Microsoft paid us to reprint write this how to article from their hand out “?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Full Zunar eclipse

Zune continues its spectactular ride to the top. Oh wait, the chart’s upside down.

One data point in The Borg’s awe-inspiring media player flameout: GameSpot’s dumped the device.

Our friends up north at the CBC report why, citing NPD and The Borg’s own numbers. Apparently, Microsoft admits that two million Zunes have shipped since the launch in 2006. That would be, let’s see, a four percent share of the market, says NPD.

Gee, I wonder how the iPod stacks up? Wait! Here it is: “Apple in its most recent quarter sold 10.6 million iPods. Wait for it … that’s “more than five times Microsoft’s cumulative total for a year and a half.”

Thanks for doing the math boys.

Much love and harmonious thoughts to commentard bobdmac for the CBC link (which has since evaporated) and this one.

Friday, May 9, 2008

NBC makes video deal with Zune

See the pathetic news here. After breaking up with us and pulling their video content out of iTunes, now NBC is making a deal with the Borg to distribute its stuff on Zunes. As a dear friend of mine once said, It’s the first time I’ve seen rats swimming toward a sinking ship.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sacrilege! Zunes pollute iPod display at Wal-Mart

Much love to dear reader Sandy for alerting us to this. I knew we shouldn’t be doing business with Wal-Mart. Moshe and a team have been dispatched.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine’s Day Zunes delayed

More heartache from the Borg. Little hint: Buy her an iPod Touch instead.